League Two
Morecambe1Crawley0

Morecambe 1-0 Crawley Town

Liam Mandeville's late winner helped Morecambe take a giant step closer to League Two safety with a tight 1-0 home win over Crawley.

The Shrimps substitute headed Zak Mills' 82nd-minute cross past Glenn Morris from eight yards out to earn Jim Bentley's side a third successive home win.

Crawley, who have now picked up just one point from their last four games, appeared the more likely to break the deadlock but Reece Grego-Cox's superb overhead kick hit the top of the crossbar.

Morecambe keeper Barry Roche was also forced into a fine save after 24 minutes when Ashley Nathaniel-George produced a fine low shot and Ollie Palmer was inches away with connecting with Joe Maguire's left-wing cross.

The second half saw Crawley continue to press as Maguire and George Francomb flashed long-range shots wide and Palmer was denied again by a fine covering Steven Old tackle before the Shrimps began to force their way into the game.

Mandeville fired in a low shot that was well saved by Morris before the on-loan Doncaster man provided the game's decisive moment eight minutes from time when he turned in Mills' cross.

Kevin Ellison should have added a second in stoppage time but the veteran shot wide when he had options either side of him.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 26Mingoia
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 62'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 18OatesSubstituted forMandevilleat 62'minutes
  • 7BennettSubstituted forEllisonat 75'minutes
  • 31Collins

Substitutes

  • 8Fleming
  • 11Ellison
  • 17Mandeville
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24McKay
  • 27Cranston

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 66mins
  • 17Dallison-Lisbon
  • 16Maguire
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forGermanat 83'minutes
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forFrancombat 72'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forSesayat 64'minutes
  • 9Palmer
  • 7Grego-Cox

Substitutes

  • 10Poleon
  • 12Mersin
  • 13German
  • 14Francomb
  • 18Sesay
  • 33N'Gala
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
2,445

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Crawley Town 0.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ricardo German replaces Filipe Morais.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Crawley Town 0. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zak Mills.

Attempt saved. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Richard Bennett.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. George Francomb replaces Panutche Camara.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. David Sesay replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Rhys Oates.

Attempt missed. Joe Maguire (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Morecambe).

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Crawley Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Crawley Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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