Amoo sinks Shrimps

David Amoo netted at the Globe Arena

David Amoo netted at the Globe Arena

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Morecambe 0 Carlisle United 1

Former Preston North End striker David Amoo denied Morecambe a third successive home win with the only goal of the game in their Boxing Day clash

Amoo made the most of a neat counter-attack from the visitors after Morecambe had started the second period on the front foot.

Brad Potts found the striker on the right-hand side of the area and he cut inside neatly to fire a left-foot shot that squirmed under Scott Davies from 12 yards out.

Morecambe hit back and dominated the rest of the game but a mixture of poor finishing and fine defending meant they failed to score for the second game running.

It took them 90 minutes before forcing Carlisle keeper Dan Hanford into a save when he tipped away an effort from Padraig Amond.

The same Morecambe player did get the ball in the back of the net on 80 minutes but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Morecambe: Davies, Parrish, Hughes, Edwards (Redshaw 66), Beeley, Drummond, Kenyon (McCready 79), Wilson, Devitt (Williams 79), Amond, Ellison. Subs (not used): Arestidou, McGowan, Goodall

Carlisle: Hanford, Brown, Archibald-Henville, Anderson, Grainger, Meppen-Walter, Potts (Asamoah 76), Sweeney, Beck (Thirlwell 90), Dempsey, Amoo (Symington 80). Subs (not used): Eccles, Brough, O’Hanlon, Hammell

Referee: R Clark

Attendance: 4,165