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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10