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Monday, November 02, 2009

Big Match Review - Morecambe 3 Lincoln 1

League Two
Morecambe 3-1 Lincoln City
Saturday October 31, Christie Park, Att: (1,701)

Morecambe recorded only their second win of the season as Sammy McIlroy's side comfortably saw off the challange of fellow League Two strugglers Lincoln.

The Shrimps began the game with purpose and took the lead within the first 20 minutes. A short corner routine allowed midfielder Stewart Drummond to get on the end of Craig Stanley's cross to head past Rob Burch in the City goal for his third goal of the season.

And the home side were 2-0 up just before the break, this time courtesy of Phil Jevons. The on-loan striker was fouled in the box by Imps defender Moses Swaibu and stepped up to convert the penalty himself.

The points were sealed nine minutes into the second period when Jevons capitalised on poor defending to pull the back back for Paul Mullin to convert the easiest of tap-ins.

Lincoln at least found themselves on the scoresheet with a consolation goal late on. Former Shrimps forward Rene Howe, on loan at Lincoln from Peterborough, finding space in the box to fire high into the net.

However, things were to end on a sour note for Chris Sutton's team when youngster Eric Lichaj was sent off aiming a kick at Morecambe's Laurence Wilson.

A welcome three points for the Lancashire outfit who move up to 20th in League Two and to within a point and place of their troubled opponents.

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