Ryan strike gives Stanley the edge

06 February 2010 07:43
Fellow promotion hopefuls Morecambe have not defeated Stanley since 2004 but took the lead after 17 minutes at the Crown Ground on Saturday when Neil Wainwright's left-wing cross found captain David Artell who slid home from six yards out.[LNB]Stanley grabbed a deserved equaliser after 29 minutes. Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche denied Michael Symes from close range but the ball ran loose for Bobby Grant to blast home.[LNB]The visitors regained the lead nine minutes after the interval when a Craig Stanley free-kick was touched on by Artell for his second goal of the match and third of the season.[LNB]But Grant then doubled his tally with a curled free-kick from the edge of the area, his 15th goal of the season.[LNB]Roche pulled off superb saves to deny Symes and Luke Joyce but with seven minutes remaining Ryan latched onto a looping ball on the edge of the area and fired in.[LNB][LNB]

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