Accrington Stanley 3-1 Morecambe: Accrington make it three wins in a row

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Accrington Stanley strolled past Morecambe FC with a 3-1 win on Saturday at The Crown Ground. Accrington Stanley were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two games against Bristol Rovers away and Cheltenham Town at home, by 1-0 and 1-0 respectively. Morecambe FC were beaten 2-1 in their previous match against Cambridge Utd. Accrington Stanley are now in 9th place on the table and have 16 points while Morecambe FC sit in 24th with 7 points after 12 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Accrington Stanley applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Liam Coyle on the 58 minute mark. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Ryan Astley, 77 minutes in brought Morecambe FC level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Accrington Stanley then found the back of the net in the 81st minute thanks to Liam Coyle, taking the score to 2-1. Accrington Stanley then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Tommy Leigh just before the full time to give a final score of 3-1.

Substitutions for Accrington Stanley included Jack Nolan for Doug Tharme, respectively. Morecambe FC brought on Ryan Cooney, Cole Stockton and Dylan Edward Connolly, to replace Jake Taylor, Jacob Bedeau and Kieran Phillips.

The referee booked Seamus Conneely and Doug Tharme from Accrington Stanley. Morecambe FC had the worst of it though, with Liam Gibson, Ousmane Fane, Farrend Rawson and Donald Love seeing yellow, and Arthur Gnahoua then sent off with a red.

Accrington Stanley will next travel to Plymouth Argyle, while Morecambe FC will face Ipswich Town at home.

Technical card:
Accrington Stanley:Seamus Conneely, Doug Tharme (Jack Nolan, min.75), Liam Coyle, Ryan Astley and Tommy Leigh
Morecambe FC:Liam Gibson, Arthur Gnahoua, Jake Taylor (Ryan Cooney, min.60), Ousmane Fane, Jacob Bedeau (Cole Stockton, min.74), Kieran Phillips (Dylan Edward Connolly, min.82), Farrend Rawson and Donald Love
Stadium:The Crown Ground
Goals:Liam Coyle (1-0, min. 58), Ryan Astley (1-1, min. 77), Liam Coyle (2-1, min. 81) and Tommy Leigh (3-1, min. 85)