League Two
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Morecambe 3-0 Cambridge United

Colin Calderwood's reign as Cambridge United manager got off to a losing start as the U's were well beaten by fellow strugglers Morecambe.

Calderwood signed an 18-month deal this week as U's boss, but he could not prevent a sixth league game without a win which left the club one point clear of the League Two relegation zone.

The Shrimps took the lead through Vadaine Oliver in the second half and they added two late goals through Andrew Tutte and Kevin Ellison to move six points clear of the bottom two.

The first half was low on quality, but there were chances at both ends.

Jason Oswell headed a Jordan Cranston corner wide for the hosts, while Paul Lewis was denied at the other end by a superb covering block from Cranston.

Morecambe broke the deadlock when Cranston's ball into the Cambridge area was flicked on and Oliver beat David Forde to the ball to volley into an empty net.

Forde made three great saves before substitute Tutte doubled Morecambe's advantage late on as he hammered a right-footed shot past the goalkeeper from a tight angle.

And the Shrimps added a third in stoppage-time when star man Cranston worked an opening down the left and crossed low for Ellison to turn the ball past Forde from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 14YarneyBooked at 37mins
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 27CranstonBooked at 74mins
  • 18OatesSubstituted forMandevilleat 57'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forTutteat 83'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 11Ellison
  • 12OswellSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 82'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 2Mills
  • 6Tutte
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 25Hedley
  • 28Leitch-Smith

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 16DarlingBooked at 33mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 22LewisSubstituted forOsadebeat 67'minutes
  • 8O'Neil
  • 6Deegan
  • 11DunkSubstituted forLambeat 78'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 10AzeezSubstituted forAmooat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 7Amoo
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 17Davies
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Brown
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,439

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home24
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 3, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 3, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 3, Cambridge United 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Cranston.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Harry Darling.

Booking

Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Cambridge United 0. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Tutte replaces Aaron Wildig because of an injury.

Delay in match Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Jason Oswell.

Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe replaces Harrison Dunk.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jason Oswell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Harry Darling.

Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Paul Lewis.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Cambridge United 0. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Mandeville.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Steven Old (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Josef Yarney (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Jason Oswell (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Harry Darling.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Rhys Oates.

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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