League Two

January 12, 2013

Full-time

Plymouth Argyle

2 - 1

Morecambe

League Two

15:00 +00:00, January 12, 2013

Home Park, England

Referee: Tim Robinson

Sheridan off to winning start

New Plymouth boss John Sheridan began his managerial reign with a crucial 2-1 win over relegation rivals Morecambe at a rain-lashed Home Park.

Argyle captain Conor Hourihane cracked a 20-yard rising drive past diving `keeper Barry Roche to make it 1-0 after 10 minutes.

It was a huge fillip for the home side and within six minutes Argyle were 2-0 up following a sweeping move down the left.

On-loan Ipswich striker Ronan Murray raced on to a throughball before firing over a superb, pacy cross which was turned in off the far post by Paris Cowan-Hall by way of a deft flick.

Morecambe threatened and experienced midfielder Kevin Ellison had a 29th-minute shot cleared off the line by man of the match Hourihane.

Plymouth `keeper Rene Gilmartin punched away Ryan Williams' goalbound free-kick after 70 minutes but could do nothing to keep out the Shrimps substitute's 80th-minute long-range strike, which made it 2-1.

Morecambe were reduced to 10 men in the 85th minute when midfielder Andrew Parrish was sent off for a foul on Onismor Bhasera.

But they found experienced central defender Guy Branston, 34 in midweek, in top form and failed to force an equaliser.

Scoring Summary

Plymouth Argyle Morecambe
Conor Hourihane (10')Ryan Williams (80')
Paris Cowan Hall (16')