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Morecambe 2-1 Port Vale

Struggling Morecambe picked up only their fifth win of the season as two early goals fired them past Port Vale 2-1.

Derek Adams's side enjoyed the perfect start at the Globe Arena as they went a goal ahead after only six minutes.

Adam Phillips swung in a left-wing corner which was met by central defender Steven Old who headed home his third goal of the season.

The Shrimps then doubled their lead six minutes later from a swift counter-attack. Carlos Mendes-Gomes fed Phillips down the right and he produced a firmly struck low cross that fell perfectly for the unmarked Cole Stockton to slide home the ball from close range.

Morecambe started the second half well, with George Tanner forcing Scott Brown into a neat save, before John Askey's side came back strongly after a sluggish opening hour.

They hit back with a goal 19 minutes from time when Luke Joyce picked up a deep cross from David Worrall and teed up James Gibbons, who curled a delightful left-foot effort over Morecambe keeper Mark Halstead from 12 yards out.

Halstead then produced a stunning save to deny the Valiants an equaliser 12 minutes from time when he got down low to his right to save David Amoo's close-range header.

Amoo then blazed an effort wide from a good opening as the home side held on for a much-needed win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 30Cooney
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 27Tanner
  • 31PhillipsSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 45'minutes
  • 4KenyonBooked at 76mins
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 81'minutes
  • 29SlewSubstituted forBrewittat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Conlan
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Sutton
  • 14Brewitt
  • 28Da Silva Mendes

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5LeggeBooked at 27mins
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forBennettat 50'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 19Amoo
  • 9PopeSubstituted forCullenat 64'minutes
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 17Browne
  • 18Evans
  • 21Bennett
  • 28Brisley
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
1,639

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Port Vale 1.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Port Vale. David Amoo tries a through ball, but Luke Joyce is caught offside.

Offside, Morecambe. Carlos Mendes Gomes tries a through ball, but A-Jay Leitch-Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Worrall with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richie Bennett with a cross.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Offside, Port Vale. Mark Cullen tries a through ball, but David Amoo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Brewitt replaces Jordan Slew.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Port Vale 1. James Gibbons (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Port Vale. Mark Cullen tries a through ball, but David Worrall is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Amoo with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Richie Bennett.

Attempt missed. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Worrall with a cross.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

goal

As It Stood

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2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2791173433138
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Oldham27610112641-1528
19Mansfield2769123642-627
20Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2757152346-2322
24Stevenage27213121531-1619
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