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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Sam Lavelle (43')
  • Michael Rose (78')
  • Pierce Sweeney (37')

Rose helps Morecambe rise away from relegation zone

A late goal from Michael Rose earned Morecambe a vital victory to ease their relegation worries.
Rose scored with a 20-yard volley that took a wicked deflection before beating keeper Christy Pym low to his left hand side.
Exeter took the lead through defender Pierce Sweeney on 37 minutes.
Jayden Stockley played a ball into space and Sweeney was left unmarked by the Morecambe defence and he produced a cool finish to slot the ball under Barry Roche from 12 yards out.
The lead was short lived as Morecambe levelled two minutes from the break.
Rose provided the assist with a left wing corner which was met by defender Sam Lavelle at the near post and his header beat Pym to his left hand side.
Exeter went close to regaining the lead injury time when Kyle Edwards worked an opening on the edge of the box and produced a right foot shot that was superbly saved by Roche high to his left hand side.
The second half saw Morecambe look livelier with the wind at their backs with Adam McGurk and Alex Kenyon going close from distance before Exeter threatened with Edwards twice firing over after good runs into the box before Rose's winning strike.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 42 +35 84
2 Bury 42 +26 74
3 Mansfield Town 42 +27 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons 42 +22 72
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 +16 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 42 +20 67
7 Exeter City 42 +12 65
8 Carlisle United 42 +3 61
9 Colchester United 42 +6 60
10 Swindon Town 42 +3 60
11 Stevenage 42 -2 60
12 Newport County 41 -5 60
13 Oldham Athletic 41 +12 58
14 Crewe Alexandra 42 -1 56
15 Northampton Town 42 -2 54
16 Cheltenham Town 42 -6 53
17 Grimsby Town 42 -12 50
18 Port Vale 42 -12 47
19 Morecambe 42 -17 47
20 Crawley Town 42 -19 46
21 Cambridge United 42 -24 45
22 Macclesfield Town 42 -25 39
23 Yeovil Town 42 -23 37
24 Notts County 42 -34 37