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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 31 +24 61
2 Mansfield Town 32 +23 58
3 Bury 32 +23 57
4 Milton Keynes Dons 32 +18 53
5 Colchester United 32 +17 52
6 Carlisle United 32 +12 52
7 Forest Green Rovers 32 +15 51
8 Exeter City 31 +12 51
9 Stevenage 32 -4 47
10 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
11 Oldham Athletic 31 +11 45
12 Tranmere Rovers 31 +5 45
13 Crewe Alexandra 32 -3 45
14 Grimsby Town 32 -3 43
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 32 -4 38
17 Crawley Town 32 -10 37
18 Cheltenham Town 31 -12 35
19 Cambridge United 31 -21 35
20 Port Vale 31 -11 33
21 Yeovil Town 32 -11 30
22 Morecambe 31 -18 29
23 Macclesfield Town 32 -21 28
24 Notts County 31 -29 25