Morecambe 2-1 Newport County - 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

16 September 2017
Kevin Ellison's brace earns Morecambe second win of season

Two goals from Kevin Ellison earned Morecambe their second win of the season with a 2-1 home success against Newport in League Two.

Jim Bentley's side had been without a win since the opening day of the season but a brace from the veteran was enough to give them three points following a battling display.

Morecambe took the lead in the 34th minute with Ellison scoring his third goal in four games. Elliot Osborne earned the assist with a right foot shot from the edge of the box that was superbly saved by Joe Day but the ball fell to Ellison who slammed home the rebound.

The lead lasted only one minute however as the Exiles pulled a goal back almost immediately.

Matty Dolan swung over a right wing corner to the far post and although the unmarked Mickey Demetriou failed to take advantage of his first opportunity he was able to drill in a low cross that was stabbed home by Scot Bennett at the near post.

The second half saw both sides create chances with Day producing a brilliant save from an Adam McGurk header but Ellison had the final word nine minutes from time when he diverted Adam Campbell's long range shot into the top right hand corner of the Newport goal.

Source: PA