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Harrogate Town 0-1 Morecambe

Carlos Mendes Gomes' 13th goal of the season earned Morecambe a 1-0 victory at Harrogate in League Two.

The Senegalese striker grabbed the only goal of the game with just 29 seconds on the clock as the Shrimps held on for maximum points despite Nathaniel Knight-Percival's 75th-minute sending off for deliberate handball.

Mendes Gomes' decisive strike came after he was released through the left channel by Liam Gibson.

His eight-yard drive then deflected off Will Smith to deceive home goalkeeper James Belshaw at his near post.

John O'Sullivan went on to charge clear through just before the quarter-hour mark but Belshaw smothered his shot and Mendes Gomes rattled an upright from 15 yards in front of an inviting goal.

A full-stretch Belshaw also managed to claw away Cole Stockton's deft lob, while Aaron Martin missed the target with three excellent headed chances for the hosts either side of the interval.

Knight-Percival went on to see red after throwing up an arm to handle Belshaw's long punt forward and, seconds later, Jack Muldoon's header across goal from George Thomson's corner struck a post.

However, Morecambe held on to register their first clean sheet in 12 contests.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Harrogate

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 5Smith
  • 20Hall
  • 3JonesBooked at 72mins
  • 30Power
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 28McPakeSubstituted forKiernanat 87'minutes
  • 18Muldoon
  • 10MartinSubstituted forBeckat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Burrell
  • 9Beck
  • 14Kiernan
  • 22Francis
  • 25Minter
  • 27Williams

Morecambe

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Letheren
  • 2Mellor
  • 6Davis
  • 4Knight-PercivalBooked at 74mins
  • 22GibsonBooked at 89mins
  • 14Kenyon
  • 16O'SullivanBooked at 90mins
  • 10Wildig
  • 8Diagouraga
  • 11Mendes GomesSubstituted forMcAlindenat 82'minutes
  • 9StocktonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCooneyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Halstead
  • 18Pringle
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Denny
  • 21Cooney
  • 23Price
Referee:
Josh Smith

Match Stats

Home TeamHarrogateAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Harrogate Town 0, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 0, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Harrogate Town).

  4. Post update

    Liam McAlinden (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Booking

    John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Thomson (Harrogate Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fallowfield.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beck (Harrogate Town).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Liam Gibson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Simon Power (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Gibson (Morecambe).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Harrogate Town. Simon Power tries a through ball, but Will Smith is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Brendan Kiernan replaces Joshua McPake.

  14. Post update

    Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Davis (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town).

  17. Post update

    Harry Davis (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Liam McAlinden replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Cooney replaces Cole Stockton.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Harrogate Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Thomson with a cross following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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