Sky Bet League 2
Morecambe 1-2 Oldham Athletic
Mendes Gomes 47 Azankpo 30 Sylla 75
Morecambe slumped to their 13th league defeat of the season as Oldham did the double over the Shrimps at the Globe Arena today.
Desire Segbe Azankpo put the visitors in front midway through the first half, before Carlos Mendes Gomes equalised for the hosts two minutes into the second half.
Mohamed Sylla later got the winner to secure all three points for the Latics.
Morecambe started the game fairly dominant and their first real chance came in the 24th minute when Luke Conlan’s free kick hit the crossbar on its way over.
However six minutes later, against the run of play, Oldham took the lead when Filipe Morais’ shot was parried by Morecambe ‘keeper Mark Halstead and Azankpo put away the rebound.
Almost immediately after the break, the Shrimps equalised when A-Jay Leitch-Smith played a good ball through to Mendes Gomes who buried the ball in the bottom-left corner to score his first ever goal as a professional.
Oldham came very close to going back in front in the 60th minute but Morecambe captain Alex Kenyon stopped Azankpo in his tracks, taking the ball over the bar and out for a corner.
The Latics came even closer ten minutes later when substitute Scott Wilson made it past Steven Old, who slipped, and he hit the post.
In the 75th minute, Oldham got their winner when Halstead punched the ball away from a cross but the Shrimps defence never properly got rid of the ball and it enabled Sylla to net from close range.
The visitors nearly made it 3-1 in the 80th minute when Jonny Smith curled the ball onto the bar from the right.
Morecambe only really threatened towards the end in the 87th minute when substitute Shaun Miller could only slice the ball wide on the end of a good ball from the right.
Up next for the Shrimps is Cambridge United away on Sunday.
Morecambe: Halstead, Tanner, Old, Kenyon (capt), Conlan, Brewitt (Sutton 85), O’Sullivan, Mendes Gomes (Miller 81), Leitch-Smith, Ellison, Stockton.
Subs not used: Da Silva Mendes (GK), Alessandra, Wildig, Brownsword, Cranston.
Oldham Athletic: de la Paz, Mills, Hamer, Wheater (capt), Iacovitti, Smith, McCann, Sylla, Azankpo (Egert 88), Morais (Wilson 69), Maouche (Eagles 80).
Subs not used: Woods, Fage, Akpa Akpro, Emmerson.