Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.
Scott Cuthbert's late goal saw Stevenage beat Morecambe 1-0 in the battle of League Two's bottom two.
Skipper Cuthbert's first goal for nearly a year did the trick as the home side leapfrogged their visitors and climbed off the bottom of the table.
The Scottish defender headed home from Charlie Carter's corner with eight minutes left to secure the points and only Stevenage's second league win of the season.
Shaun Miller forced a smart save from Sacha Bastien after only two minutes as Morecambe went close to taking an early lead.
Irish midfielder John O'Sullivan rifled a shot agonisingly wide of the left upright before Kurtis Guthrie and Kelland Watts both blasted wide with good chances for the hosts.
The first half ended goalless before Watts had a goalbound shot deflected wide for a corner, as Stevenage came within a whisker of breaking the deadlock.
But it was defender Cuthbert who won it with his first goal since November 2018 and condemned Morecambe to a worrying 10th league defeat of the season.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 15VancootenBooked at 69mins
- 31NugentSubstituted forCarterat 36'minutes
- 18ParrettSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 89'minutes
- 32LakinSubstituted forTimlinat 69'minutes
- 20WattsBooked at 85mins
- 16LavelleBooked at 87mins
- 3ConlanSubstituted forBuxtonat 82'minutes
- 14BrewittBooked at 51mins
- 11EllisonSubstituted forCranstonat 64'minutes
- 9StocktonSubstituted forWildigat 63'minutes
- Kevin Johnson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.
Attempt saved. Adam Buxton (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top right corner.
Hand ball by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).
Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Kenyon.
Kelland Watts (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).
Tyler Denton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).
Substitution, Stevenage. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Dean Parrett.
Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Charlie Carter (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).
Kelland Watts (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kelland Watts (Stevenage).
John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Buxton replaces Luke Conlan.
Goal! Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0. Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Parrett with a cross following a corner.