Sky Bet League 2
Macclesfield Town 0-1 Morecambe
Morecambe grabbed a narrow 1-0 victory over Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose in League 2 yesterday evening.
Ritchie Sutton’s second half header was the only goal separating the two sides.
Macclesfield came into the game sitting in fourth position having only lost once so far, while Morecambe were in 19th having not yet won a game.
The hosts started the game the better side and came close 11 minutes in when Jak McCourt’s short free kick took a deflection on its way out of play.
Five minutes later, Theo Archibald’s powerful long range strike hit the bar on its way over.
Morecambe’s Barry Roche was later forced to make a good save, parrying the ball onto the post following Fiacre Kelleher’s header from a corner in the 38th minute.
The Shrimps took the lead in the 65th minute when Sutton headed home on the end of a great cross by fellow centre-half Steven Old.
Jim Bentley’s side almost doubled their lead six minutes later when Shaun Miller beat ‘keeper Owen Evans on the right and his effort from a tight angle hit the post.
Morecambe continued to look more settled since their goal, and came close again in the 78th minute when substitute Andrew Tutte’s effort went just wide.
Macclesfield came close right at the very end when Emmanuel Osadebe fired the ball just over the bar.
Up next for the Shrimps is Exeter City at home on Saturday while the Silkmen host Scunthorpe United.
Macclesfield Town: Evans, Welch-Hayes, Kelleher (capt), Vassell, Archibald, Harris, McCourt (Kirby 76), Clarke (O’Keeffe 67), Osadebe, Ironside, Stephens (Gomis 76).
Booked: Welch-Hayes and Vassell
Subs not used: Charles-Cook, Horsfall and Blyth.
Morecambe: Roche (capt), Sutton, Lavelle, Old, Brewitt, Buxton, O’Sullivan, Alessandra (Tutte 58), Cranston, Stockton (Oates 79), Miller (Ellison 84).
Booked: Brewitt, O’Sullivan and Alessandra.
Subs not used: Halstead, Leitch-Smith, Jagne, Bakare.
Attendance: 1,862 (235 away)