March 2, 2013
Kevin gives Dale Ell
Morecambe forward Kevin Ellison celebrated signing his new one-year contract with a spectacular strike in the 3-0 derby win over Rochdale.
Ellison signed a new deal before the game and marked the occasion by firing a superb 35-yard volley past Josh Lillis to give the Shrimps the vital second goal in a tight game.
The goal seemed to shock Dale, who conceded a third three minutes later when Andy Fleming slotted home a Will Haining cross from 12 yards.
Morecambe took the lead in the ninth minute through central defender Chris McCready.
Ryan Williams swung in a right-wing corner and McCready evaded his marker to stab the ball past Josh Lillis from close range to give his side the perfect start.
From there Rochdale enjoyed the greater share of possession and had a golden chance to level the scores when Terry Gornell turned past McCready but saw his shot superbly saved by Barry Roche low down.
For all their neat football, Keith Hill's could not break the Morecambe defence down as they slumped to a second successive 3-0 defeat following Tuesday's home reverse at the hands of Accrington.
|1 Barry Roche||1 Josh Lillis|
|15 Chris McCready||5 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff|
|2 Nick Fenton||25 Michael Rose|
|6 Will Haining||12 Phil Edwards|
|8 Andrew Wright||3 Rhys Bennett|
|16 Stuart Drummond||6 Brian Barry-Murphy|
|17 Andrew Fleming||7 Jason Kennedy|
|26 Chris Holroyd||28 Ritchie Jones|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||40 Ian Henderson|
|10 Ryan Williams||22 Robert Grant|
|27 Jack Redshaw||27 Terry Gornell|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Steven Collis 13|
|3 Robbie Threlfall||Joe Rafferty 2|
|12 Dan Parkinson||Kevin McIntyre 14|
|23 Chris Doyle||Joe Thompson 29|
|11 Kevin Ellison||Ashley Grimes 11|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Andrew Haworth 23|
|14 Jordan Burrow||George Donnelly 9|
|Kevin Ellison for Chris Holroyd (55)||Kevin McIntyre for Michael Rose (66)|
|Jordan Burrow for Andrew Fleming (77)||Joe Thompson for Brian Barry-Murphy (66)|
|Chris Doyle for Chris McCready (90)||Ashley Grimes for Terry Gornell (74)|
|Andrew Fleming (4)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Rochdale|