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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kevin Ellison (10')
  • Steven Old (41')

Morecambe pile more misery on Mariners

First-half goals form Kevin Ellison and Steven Old gave Morecambe a 2-0 win at struggling Grimsby.
Ellison struck after 10 minutes and Old added a second before the break as the Mariners suffered a third straight defeat and saw their winless run extend to six games.
The visitors took the lead when a hopeful ball into the box caught Grimsby's defenders napping, and Ellison was on hand to loop a header over debutant goalkeeper Jake Kean and into the net.
Vadaine Oliver looked to pounce on a slip from Mitchell Rose a few minutes later as the visitors broke, but his shot was comfortably saved by loanee Kean.
Morecambe doubled their lead as Kean flapped at a header from Ellison, resulting in the ball falling kindly for Old to nod in from just a couple of yards out.
Grimsby almost pulled one back at the start of the second half as Danny Collins had his close-range header brilliantly cleared off the line.
Siriki Dembele forced a good save from Barry Roche, but Grimsby could not find a way back into the game as Morecambe secured only their second away win of the season.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 38 +30 76
2 Bury 37 +30 70
3 Mansfield Town 38 +24 66
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 +22 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 37 +12 61
6 Forest Green Rovers 38 +16 58
7 Exeter City 37 +13 58
8 Colchester United 38 +11 57
9 Carlisle United 38 +8 57
10 Stevenage 38 -4 53
11 Northampton Town 38 +1 52
12 Newport County 37 -10 52
13 Swindon Town 37 -3 51
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 -2 50
15 Oldham Athletic 37 +6 48
16 Grimsby Town 38 -8 48
17 Cheltenham Town 38 -10 45
18 Crawley Town 38 -15 43
19 Morecambe 38 -14 42
20 Port Vale 38 -10 41
21 Cambridge United 37 -22 41
22 Yeovil Town 38 -18 36
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -24 33
24 Notts County 38 -33 33