Burton Albion 0-2 Morecambe

Morecambe produced a near perfect away performance to upset Burton Albion on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th October 2014, 11:24 am
Morecambe celebrate Kevin Ellison's goal at Burton Albion.
Morecambe celebrate Kevin Ellison's goal at Burton Albion.

The Brewers started the day second in League 2 but two goals in three minutes either side of the hour mark saw the Shrimps record a second successive away league win.

After a goalless first half Kevin Ellison and Alex Kenyon, with his first Football League goal, gave Jim Bentley’s side an advantage that they never looked like losing.

Veteran striker Ellison gave the Shrimps the lead with his sixth goal of the season on 58 minutes.

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Jamie Devitt crossed to the far post, Padraig Amond headed back into the area and Ellison volleyed past Jon McLaughlin from 12 yards out.

Three minutes later Morecambe extended their lead with a landmark goal for Kenyon.

A Devitt corner was met by Ellison and although McLaughlin did well to save his header the ball fell perfectly for Kenyon to score from close range.

The home side had little in reply and were left ruing several missed chances in the first half.

Burton started brightly with midfielder Robbie Weir forcing Barry Roche into a smart save in the sixth minute of the game.

Adam McGurk then went close when he flicked a left wing corner just over the bar after a well worked set play.

The Brewers were then denied by a superb double goal line clearance on 34 minutes. After good work from Alex MacDonald both Jacob Blyth and Weir saw goal-bound efforts cleared by Andy Parrish and Mark Hughes.

MacDonald ended the half with a long-range free-kick that flew inches wide of the right hand post as Burton looked to take the lead.

After overcoming those scares the Shrimps began the second half in style with Ellison forcing McLaughlin into a flying save with a superb long-range effort that was heading for the top left corner.

Burton’s best moments in the second half were inspired by former Preston North End front man Stuart Beavon who produced a series of dangerous crosses, one of which was almost converted by Blyth.

Despite Beavon’s best efforts the Shrimps, who brought on new loan signing Tom Barkhuizen for a late cameo performance, held on comfortably to move back into the top six.

Burton: McLaughlin, Edwards, Sharps, Cansdell-Sherriff, Taft, Palmer, Akins (Harness 65), Weir (Knowles 69), MacDonald, McGurk (Beavon 50), Blyth. Subs not used: Bell, McCrory, Lyness, Slade.

Morecambe: Roche, Beeley, Parrish, Hughes, Widdowson, Kenyon, Fleming (Wright 67), Devitt (Sampson 84), Ellison, Mullin (Barkhuizen 67), Amond. Subs not used: Jones, Edwards, Williams, McCready.

Attendance: 2,560.

Referee: C Boyeson.