September 4, 2012
Shrimps sink Stanley
Jack Redshaw and Kevin Ellison took Morecambe through to the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 2-0 win over Lancashire rivals Accrington.
Redshaw struck in the 31st minute when Andy Wright's ball over the top caught out the Stanley defence and the winger nipped in with the ball going in off the underside of the crossbar.
The Shrimps should have led by more than the one at half-time but young Stanley goalkeeper Andy Dawber, on his debut, kept the score down.
The 17-year-old denied Jordan Burrow, Ellison and Stewart Drummond in a first half dominated by the visitors.
Stanley upped a gear after the break with keeper Andreas Arestidou denying sub Bohan Dixon but Dawber still remained the busier stopper.
Morecambe finally found a way past him for a second time after 63 minutes when the ball pinged around the area, Nick Fenton played in the experienced Ellison and he fired low into the net from 10 yards.
Jim Bentley's side could have had more with Richie Brodie going clean through but defender Tom Eckersley raced back to block his goalbound effort while Craig Lindfield and James Gray came close for Stanley.
|22 Andrew Dawber||25 Andres Arestidou|
|7 Craig Lindfield||15 Chris McCready|
|2 Peter Murphy||2 Nick Fenton|
|24 Lee Molyneux||7 Izak Reid|
|18 Thomas Eckersley||8 Andrew Wright|
|11 Aiden Chippendale||16 Stuart Drummond|
|17 James Gray||17 Andrew Fleming|
|8 Charlie Bennett||19 Joe McGee|
|26 Ryan Watson||11 Kevin Ellison|
|14 Luke Clark||27 Jack Redshaw|
|9 Karl Sheppard||14 Jordan Burrow|
|25 Ian Dunbavin||Barry Roche 1|
|4 Luke Joyce||Chris Doyle 23|
|15 Bohan Dixon||Joe Mwasile 20|
|10 Will Hatfield||Richard Brodie 10|
|23 Padraig Amond||Lewis Alessandra 9|
|Bohan Dixon for Karl Sheppard (54)||Lewis Alessandra for Joe McGee (62)|
|Richard Brodie for Jordan Burrow (67)|
|Joe Mwasile for Kevin Ellison (87)|
|Charlie Bennett (24)||Joe McGee (21)|
|Bohan Dixon (89)||Andrew Wright (29)|
|Andrew Fleming (76)|
|· Squads: Accrington Stanley | Morecambe|