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Plainmoor (ATT 2,207) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Torquay Torquay United vs Morecambe Morecambe

Torquay 1

L Mansell (62)

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Morecambe 1

K Ellison (82)

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Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:03pm

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Ellison: Scored a great solo goal

Ellison: Scored a great solo goal

Kevin Ellison maintained Morecambe's unbeaten away league run with an 82nd minute goal that salvaged a 1-1 draw at Torquay.

Ellison skipped away from the halfway line and raced towards United's goal, where he rounded home keeper Bobby Olejnik before slotting home. It was a superbly-taken leveller and came only seconds after Morecambe had two off the line clearances.

Goalkeeper Barry Roche made a point blank reflex save to deny substitute Chris McPhee from six yards. When McPhee followed up with a measured side foot towards the corner, Laurence Wilson made a superb goal-line clearance.

United had taken the lead through skipper and top scorer Lee Mansell in the 62nd minute after a bright start to the second half.

Billy Bodin, who rattled the bar with a shot in the last minute of the first half, split the visiting defence with a clever ball into the edge of the Morecambe penalty area, and Mansell swooped on the ball to sweep in his fifth goal off the inside of the far post and out of the reach of the diving Roche.

Late on, Roche made a great save to deny McPhee when he latched on to Bodin's wayward shot, and at the other end, Ellison blazed over the bar from the edge of the box. Earlier in the half, dangerman Ellison forced a fantastic save from Olejnik before finally being rewarded with his cracking leveller.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39