Ellison earns Shrimps late win

A last-minute goal from Kevin Ellison earned Morecambe a 2-1 victory over 10-man Rotherham at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 18:35

Kevin Ellison: Match-winning strike

Kevin Ellison: Match-winning strike

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ellison scored the vital goal against his former club with a looping header from Andy Wright's right-wing cross that beat Scott Shearer high to his right.

The goal came after the visitors had been reduced to 10 men when skipper Johnny Mullins was sent off in the 71st minute for fouling Wright as he looked set to run on goal.

It proved a big decision as Rotherham had minutes earlier come from behind when Alex Revell deflected a Lionel Ainsworth shot past Barry Roche just after the hour.

Morecambe had started the second half in style when left back Robbie Threlfall scored his first goal for the club with a superb free kick that curled into the bottom right hand corner of Shearer's goal.

The first half saw Rotherham dominate possession but struggle to make any clear chances against a solid Morecambe defence.

Ben Pringle looked sharp and he went close with an early volley before seeing a close range shot in the 24th minute blocked by his own player Michael O'Connor when it looked set to be heading for the bottom left-hand corner.

Rotherham continued to push and had a man over only for O'Connor to waste his final pass after robbing Gary McDonald of possession on the edge of the Shrimps' box.

Lionel Ainsworth went close with a dipping 20-yard shot for the visitors before Jim Bentley's side had their first attempt on goal when Jack Redshaw turned smartly in the box to force a good tip over from Shearer.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 28 December 2014
15:00
AFC W'don 4-1 Exeter Report
Bury 2-0 Mansfield Report
Carlisle 0-3 York City Report
Cheltenhm 0-1 Newport Report
Hartlepool 0-2 Morecambe Report
Luton 1-1 Portsmth Report
Plymouth 1-2 Oxford Utd Report
Shrewsbury 0-0 Wycombe Report
Southend 0-0 Dag + Red Report
Stevenage 3-2 Cambridge Utd Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Sam Allardyce accuses referee of guessing wrongly over disallowed Alex Song goal

Sam Allarydce criticised referee Neil Swarbrick for disallowing a goal after West Ham were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are showing signs of consistency after West Ham win

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal are heading in the right direction after seeing them hold on for a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Premier League: Newcastle overcome Everton 3-2 thanks to Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback

Newcastle overcame Everton 3-2 at St James' Park thanks to goals from Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property