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Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe

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.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 13Bastien
  • 15VancootenBooked at 69mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31NugentSubstituted forCarterat 36'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 33Denton
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 89'minutes
  • 32LakinSubstituted forTimlinat 69'minutes
  • 20WattsBooked at 85mins
  • 28Guthrie
  • 9Cowley

Substitutes

  • 7Carter
  • 8Byrom
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 35Mackail-Smith
  • 36French
  • 44Timlin

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 27Tanner
  • 16LavelleBooked at 87mins
  • 5Old
  • 3ConlanSubstituted forBuxtonat 82'minutes
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 14BrewittBooked at 51mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forCranstonat 64'minutes
  • 24Miller
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forWildigat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 6Tutte
  • 12Sutton
  • 15Wildig
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Bakare
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,288

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

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

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.

Booking

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).

Booking

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

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Buxton replaces Luke Conlan.

Goal!

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.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt saved. Charlie Carter (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Parrett.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Stokes (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Timlin replaces Charlie Lakin.

Booking

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

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

Offside, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Kelland Watts (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Cowley.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Carter.

Foul by Jason Cowley (Stevenage).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Morecambe. Luke Conlan tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Kevin Ellison.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe159332617930
2Exeter168532318529
3Cheltenham1484226121428
4Forest Green15843189928
5Swindon168352619727
6Bradford158342215727
7Newport157621611527
8Northampton167362016424
9Colchester166551914523
10Plymouth166552420423
11Port Vale165742122-122
12Salford165651924-521
13Cambridge165562016420
14Mansfield165562422220
15Macclesfield155551618-220
16Leyton Orient165562427-320
17Crawley165562327-420
18Grimsby155462020019
19Oldham163671624-815
20Carlisle164391628-1215
21Walsall164391123-1215
22Scunthorpe163582125-414
23Stevenage162681221-912
24Morecambe1624101429-1510
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