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Globe Arena (ATT 1,615) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Morecambe Morecambe vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

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Last Updated: 19/08/14 11:20pm

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Kevin Ellison: Fourth of the season

Kevin Ellison: Fourth of the season

Kevin Ellison's fourth goal of the season secured Morecambe victory as they defeated Oxford 1-0 to stay top of League Two.

The 35-year-old once again grabbed the headlines with the only goal of the game five minutes from half-time to keep the U's pointless.

Jack Redshaw claimed the assist when his shot from the edge of the area was well saved by George Long but the ball fell perfectly for Ellison, who headed into the empty goal from close range.

The goal came after a period of intense Oxford pressure. Danny Hylton saw a close-range header superbly tipped over by Barry Roche and, moments later, the same player had a header from Danny Rose's corner cleared off the line by Andy Fleming.

On-loan U's full-back Joe Riley tested Roche with a long-range shot and Junior Brown also went close as Oxford looked to turn their possession into goals.

The second half swung from end to end with both sides coming close to scoring but the biggest talking point came in the 79th minute. Morecambe keeper Roche looked to have brought down Hylton in the box but with everyone expecting a penalty and a red card, the Oxford man was instead booked for a dive to add to the visitors' frustrations.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18