Memory Lane: The night that Morecambe swept aside Stockport County
With the League Two season over and all local sport in lockdown, we’re continuing our trip back into the archives to look at some past Morecambe matches.
This week, we’re heading back to November 2010 when the Shrimps ran out 5-0 winners as they came up against Stockport County.
This was how we described the action that night...
Morecambe secured their second home win of the season with a comprehensive victory over struggling Stockport.
Phil Jevons was the star of the show with a superb hat-trick in his first start since September.
Jevons was on the scoresheet after just eight minutes from the penalty spot following a handball on the line from Jake Simpson which saw the midfielder shown a red card.
Stockport hit back bravely and had a brief period on top, with top scorer George Donnelly firing wide on two occasions and Jordan Rose seeing a header cleared off the line.
That proved to be a small show of defiance as Morecambe scored twice in quick succession to take a 3-0 lead into the break.
Jim Bentley, in the side for the suspended Andy Parrish, made it 2-0 when he headed home a Craig Stanley corner on 33 minutes from six yards.
Four minutes later, Jevons added his second when he stabbed home another Stanley corner from close range as Stockport’s defence failed to clear their lines.
Morecambe continued to dominate in the second half.
Jevons was denied a third early in the period when he saw a close-range shot tipped on to the crossbar by Matt Glennon.
But he would not be denied his hat-trick, and on 67 minutes, he scored the goal of the night when he produced a superb chip to beat Glennon from the edge of the area.
Scott Brown made it 5-0 for the Shrimps with a deflected shot to wrap up the scoring and give his side a confidence-boosting win.