Morecambe 1-2 Wimbledon

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MORECAMBE suffered their third home defeat of the season as they were undone by the Dons at the Globe Arena.

The in-form Christian Jolley gave the visitors the victory with an 84th minute header from Sam Hatton’s cross as the Shrimps’ stuttering home form continued.

The visitors had the better of the opening stages with Rashid Yussuff hitting the post on 14 minutes when he should have scored and Jack Midson coming close to sliding home Jolley’s left wing cross before the Dons were awarded a 15th minute penalty when Gary McDonald was adjudged to have fouled Like Moore.

Moore stepped up for the kick but saw his effort denied by an excellent save from Barry Roche.

The save gave Morecambe a boost and the Shrimps then hit back with Stewart Drummond opening the scoring on 20 minutes. Lawrence Wilson swung over a deep corner and the Morecambe midfielder volleyed neatly past Seb Brown.

The visitors equalised on 35 minutes when their top scorer Jack Midson beat Roche at the near post from the edge of the area with a shot that seemed to zip through the greasy surface.

Wimbledon had the better of the second half possession but failed to trouble Roche and it was Morecambe who had the best chance to take the lead when Kevin Ellison was presented with a chance six yards out on 75 minutes but Seb Brown produced a superb save.

But with time running out Jolley produced the decisive finish to give the visitors the three points.

Scorers: Morecambe - Drummond 20, Wimbledon - Midson 35, Jolley 84

Morecambe - Roche: Parrish, Fenton, McCready, Wilson; Drummond, McDonald, Hunter (Alessandra 86); Ellison, Reid (Price 45), Jevons (Haining 76). Unused subs: Routledge, Charnock.

Booked: Parrish, Jevons, Drummond.

Wimbledon - Brown; Hatton, Stuart, McNaughton, Bush; S Moore, Minshull (Porter 77), Yussuff, L Moore (Jackson 82), Jolley, Midson. Unused subs: Turner, Johnson, Wellard.

Booked: Bush, L Moore.

Referee: D Webb

Attendance: 2,631.