Yeovil Town edged a thrilling match against relegation rivals Morecambe on Saturday afternoon, as a 3-2 victory significantly increased their chances of avoiding the drop. The match was won by a superb Ryan Seager 87th minute drive that came off the underside of the crossbar that was judged to have crossed the line, to pull his side six points clear of the bottom two. Before that, Morecambe had opened the scoring through a Richie Bennett header, but Yeovil came back as Norwich City loanee Tristan Abrahams scored a quickfire double around the hour mark to turn the game on its head. The Lancashire side appeared to have grabbed a point after Steven Old equalised with seven minutes left, but Seager had the last laugh, with the finale to the match seeing ten minutes of unsignalled injury time played by erratic referee Antony Coggins.
Full report to follow later ....
Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.
Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 Morecambe 2.
Scorers: Richie Bennett (0-1, 22 mins), Tristan Abrahams (1-1, 58 mins), Tristan Abrahams (2-1, 62 mins), Steven Old (2-2, 83 mins), Ryan Seager (3-2, 87 mins)
12. Nathan Baxter
7. Rhys Browne 2. Adel Gafaiti 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 23. Tom James
16. Tristan Abrahams 8. Matt Worthington 30. Alefe Santos 25. Alex Dobre
9. Alex Fisher 11. Courtney Duffus
1. Stuart Nelson (GK) 5. Bevis Mugabi 13. Francois Zoko (58 mins for Alex Fisher) 17. Alex Pattison (52 mins for Matt Worthington) 26. Daniel Ojo 27. Ryan Seager (81 mins for Courtney Duffus) 28. Devon Arnold
21 Mark Halstead
2 Zak Mills 12 Ritchie Sutton 5 Steven Old 3 Luke Conlan
4 Alex Kenyon 27 Jordan Cranston
26 Piero Mingoia 31 Aaron Collins 7 Richard Bennett
18 Rhys Oates
1 Barry Roche 11 Kevin Ellison (69 mins for Rhys Oates) 14 Sam Dalby 17 Liam Mandeville (69 mins for Richie Bennett) 19 Carlos Mendes Gomes (80 mins for Alex Kenyon) 24 Paul McKay 25 Ben Hedley
Yeovil Bookings: Alefe Santos (foul, 41 mins), Francois Zoko (off the ball incident, 90 mins)
Morecambe Bookings: Alex Kenyon (handball, 47 mins), Ritchie Sutton (foul, 57 mins), Mark Halstead (dissent, 89 mins), Jordan Cranston (foul, 90 mins), Kevin Ellison (off the ball incident, 90 mins)
Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 49%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 6; Corners: 6; Fouls: 8.
Morecambe Match Statistics: Possession: 51%; Shots: 13; Shots On Target: 6; Corners: 10; Fouls: 10.
Referee: Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire). Assistants: Andrew Laver (Hampshire) and Matthew Lee (West Sussex). Fourth Official: Paul Lister (Devon).
Attendance: 2,521 (with TBA Morecambe supporters).
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