Morecambe 0-1 Shrewsbury- Report
Report of match 24th March 2012
Morecambe 0-1 Shrewsbury- Report.
Collins settles matters for Shrews
James Collins' 13th goal of the season gave Shrewsbury a vital 1-0 win over Morecambe to maintain their automatic promotion push.
Collins picked up an excellent pass from Shrews captain Ian Sharps to fire a right-footed shot past Barry Roche and register the game's only goal after 68 minutes.
But the visitors did not make it easy for themselves, midfielder Jon Taylor shown red 10 minutes from time for an apparent headbutt on Shrimps midfielder Garry Hunter.
After an indifferent opening 45 minutes the Shrews controlled the second half, Collins and Nicky Wroe both having long-range shots saved by Roche before the visitors broke the deadlock.
Morecambe had started the game the brighter and controlled the first period, with Kevin Ellison coming closest to opening the scoring when he forced Town `keeper Chris Neal to tip a shot around his right-hand post five minutes before the break.
Following Taylor's dismissal the Shrimps pushed for an equaliser with substitute Jordan Burrow and Hunter both bringing good saves from Neal but Shrewsbury held on for the three points.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 24th March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Westgate|
||0 - 1||Shrewsbury Tn.
|11||Kevin Ellison (Jevons 89)|
|9||Lewis Alessandra (Curran 66)|
|30||Danny Carlton (Burrow 66)|
|10||Phil Jevons (Ellison 89)|
|12||Craig Curran (Alessandra 66)|
|14||Jordan Burrow (Carlton 66)|
|24||Terry Gornell (Jacobson 82)|
|9||James Collins (Morgan 89)|
|3||Joe Jacobson (Gornell 82)|
|10||Marvin Morgan (Collins 89)|
|Morecambe cards shown|
|74 mins||Kevin Ellison||Unsporting behaviour|
|88 mins||Christopher McCready||Unsporting behaviour|
|Shrewsbury Tn. cards shown|
|80 mins||Jon Taylor||Violent conduct|
|88 mins||Matthew Richards||Dissent|