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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 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38