August 24, 2013
Ellison at the double for Shrimps
Kevin Ellison's double helped Morecambe seal their first win of the season, a 2-0 defeat of previously unbeaten Exeter.
Ellison provided two clinical finishes in the second half to give Jim Bentley's side a timely boost ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with Newcastle in midweek.
Ellison gave Morecambe the lead in the 46th minute when Jack Sampson swung in a delightful cross from the right wing and the unmarked Shrimps' veteran made no mistake with a header from six yards out.
The same two players combined eight minutes from time to give Morecambe a second. Sampson provided a superb pass into the area which Ellison took on his chest before he lobbed the onrushing Artur Krysiak superbly from 12 yards out.
Exeter did have chances of their own with Aaron Davies forcing Barry Roche into a scrambling save low to his left-hand side after cutting in from the left.
Roche was called upon again in the final moments of the game when he produced another fine block from the excellent John O'Flynn.
Morecambe thought they had taken the lead in the 18th minute when Sampson headed a Ryan Williams corner goalwards only for Aaron Dawson to clear off the line.
|1 Barry Roche||1 Artur Krysiak|
|15 Chris McCready||6 Danny Coles|
|5 Mark Hughes||3 Craig Woodman|
|22 Andy Parrish||4 Scott Bennett|
|6 Tony Diagne||16 Aaron Dawson|
|17 Andrew Fleming||14 Tommy Doherty|
|10 Ryan Williams||8 Matt Oakley|
|4 Alex Kenyon||11 Arron Davies|
|11 Kevin Ellison||32 David Wheeler|
|14 Marcus Marshall||25 Sam Parkin|
|9 Jack Sampson||19 John O'Flynn|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Christy Pyn 30|
|3 Robbie Threlfall||Jordan Moore-Taylor 15|
|23 Chris Doyle||Jimmy Keohane 22|
|16 Stuart Drummond||Matt Grimes 29|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Alan Gow 10|
|19 Joe McGee||Tom Nicholls 20|
|27 Padraig Amond||Jamie Reid 18|
|Joe Mwasile for Marcus Marshall (73)||Alan Gow for Sam Parkin (64)|
|Padraig Amond for Jack Sampson (82)||Jimmy Keohane for Tommy Doherty (64)|
|Stuart Drummond for Ryan Williams (82)||Jamie Reid for David Wheeler (83)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Exeter City|