October 2, 2012
Shrimps get home comfort
Morecambe recorded their first home win of the season with an excellent 2-0 victory over Chesterfield.
Gary McDonald gave the Shrimps the lead in first-half injury-time. Richard Brodie delivered a cross from the left byline and McDonald sneaked in behind his marker at the far post to volley past Richard O'Donnell from six yards out.
Brodie was the provider again for the second goal after 52 minutes. Again he got the better of Terrell Forbes to provide the perfect chance for Lewis Alessandra to volley past O'Donnell from close range.
Chesterfield started the game brightly with Craig Westcarr stabbing an early effort just wide of the left-hand post after the ball broke free in the Morecambe box.
And the same player forced Barry Roche, a former Spireites, into a neat save after a slip from defender Robbie Threlfall gave him a free run on goal.
The Spireites, who arrived in Lancashire on an eight-game unbeaten league run, also should have scored after 16 minutes when Neal Trotman had a free header from a Westcarr corner. However, the defender missed the target with his effort by quite some margin.
|1 Barry Roche||13 Richard O'Donnell|
|15 Chris McCready||4 Terrell Forbes|
|2 Nick Fenton||5 Neal Trotman|
|3 Robbie Threlfall||6 Sam Hird|
|8 Andrew Wright||16 Liam Ridehalgh|
|18 Gary McDonald||12 Tendayi Darwikwa|
|16 Stuart Drummond||10 Danny Whitaker|
|17 Andrew Fleming||8 Sam Togwell|
|10 Richard Brodie||25 Drew Talbot|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||17 Chris Atkinson|
|27 Jack Redshaw||11 Craig Westcarr|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Ben Wilson 27|
|6 Will Haining||Mark Allott 7|
|24 James Short||Craig Clay 15|
|7 Izak Reid||Jack Lester 14|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Scott Boden 18|
|19 Joe McGee||Micah Evans 29|
|14 Jordan Burrow||Jacob Hazell 19|
|Will Haining for Robbie Threlfall (59)||Micah Evans for Danny Whitaker (61)|
|Jordan Burrow for Jack Redshaw (80)||Mark Allott for Chris Atkinson (62)|
|Jack Lester for Craig Westcarr (78)|
|Robbie Threlfall (39)||Terrell Forbes (68)|
|Jordan Burrow (90)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Chesterfield|