Morecambe 0-1 Swindon - 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

19 August 2017
Donal McDermott's goal earns Swindon the points at Morecambe

A superb goal from Donal McDermott gave Swindon a narrow 1-0 victory over Morecambe.

The former Rochdale man scored what proved to be the only goal of the game when he took the ball on the right hand side and cut inside onto his left foot before curling a superb effort last Barry Roche and into the bottom right hand corner from the edge of the box.

The visitors should have added a second in the 66th minute when substitute James Brophy headed over when unmarked just six yards out. They went close on several occasions through former Shrimps' striker Paul Mullin, who headed wide in the opening minutes.

After a sluggish start Morecambe began to cause problems.

Garry Thompson saw a close range shot on the turn well blocked by Olly Lancashire before the same defender turned a Michael Brough left wing cross over his own goal.

Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux then produced a fine save to turn away an Andy Fleming volley from the edge of the box before he did well again on the stroke of halt time to deny Aaron Wildig, who ran on to a long Brough clearance but saw his final effort blocked by the keeper.

In the closing stages, Thompson went close with two volleys but Swindon hung on for the points.

Source: PA