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Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Ben Herd results in a free kick. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick. The referee shows Ben Herd a yellow card.
Drilled right-footed shot by Adam Mekki. Adam Mekki takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nick Fenton. Save by Barry Roche. Kevin Ellison goes off and Dan Parkinson comes on.
Shot from 25 yards from Izak Reid. Save made by Jamie Young.
Adam Mekki comes on in place of Alex Rodman.
Andy Parrish on for Danny Carlton.
Anthony Straker sends in a cross, save by Barry Roche.
Jake Taylor replaces Jamie Collins.
Goal scored by Lewis Alessandra from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 2-0 Aldershot.
Izak Reid takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Laurence Wilson. Save by Jamie Young.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line.
Izak Reid has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Shot by Peter Vincenti. Blocked by Chris McCready. Phil Jevons challenges Danny Hylton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Herd takes the free kick. Lewis Alessandra on for Phil Jevons. Alex Rodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurence Wilson. Free kick taken by Laurence Wilson. Peter Vincenti leaves the field to be replaced by Bradley Bubb. Long range shot by Bradley Bubb goes over the bar. Corner taken by Ben Herd from the right by-line, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by Peter Vincenti results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche. Michael Rankine has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Chris McCready gets a block in. Michael Rankine has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright. Phil Jevons is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Young. Peter Vincenti is caught offside. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick. Peter Vincenti challenges Izak Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche. Phil Jevons is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.
The referee shows Peter Vincenti a yellow card.
Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Darren Jones gets a block in.
Drilled left-footed shot by Alex Rodman. Save by Barry Roche.
Unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Kevin Ellison results in a free kick. Ben Herd takes the free kick. Close range header by Aaron Brown goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Hylton goes wide of the right-hand post.
Corner taken by Alex Rodman, Chris McCready makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Vincenti on Izak Reid. Free kick taken by Laurence Wilson. Close range header by Gary McDonald misses to the right of the goal.
Phil Jevons concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Brown. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by Luke Guttridge. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Ellison concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Jones. Jamie Young takes the free kick.
Alex Rodman crosses the ball, Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Luke Guttridge.
The official flags Phil Jevons offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Danny Carlton is caught offside. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.
Alex Rodman takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Short corner taken by Alex Rodman from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by Phil Jevons. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.
Goal scored by Kevin Ellison from 35+ yards to the top right corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Aldershot.Assist by Barry Roche. Effort from the edge of the box by Luke Guttridge goes wide of the left-hand post. Stewart Drummond fouled by Luke Guttridge, the ref awards a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick. Izak Reid takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Aaron Brown.
Kevin Ellison concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Jones. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Corner taken by Kevin Ellison. Kevin Ellison takes a inswinging corner. Ben Herd takes a shot from 25 yards.
Ellison set to start
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley could hand winger Kevin Ellison a starting role when his in-form side host Aldershot.
Bentley's men are in buoyant mood after recording three away wins inside a week, claiming victories at Hereford and Cheltenham in league combat and dumping Barnsley out of the Carling Cup.
Ellison came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner at Whaddon Road on Tuesday and could now earn a starting role.
The winger missed most of pre-season with a thigh injury, but Bentley said: "I put him on at half-time for his bite and experience and credit to him because it's been hard for him with the injury."
Midfielders Garry Hunter (heel) and Andy Fleming (ankle) have missed the last two games and will be assessed while Paul Scott remains the only long-term absentee.
Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the trip and is expected to keep faith with the same side that was beaten 1-0 at home by Torquay in midweek.
That means last season's Supporters' Player of the Year Luke Guttridge will keep his place in midfield.
The 29-year-old's 90 minutes against Torquay was his first of the season after recovering from a knee injury and he should be fit enough to play his second match in five days despite tiring towards the end.
Danny Hylton and Michael Rankine have only scored one goal between them this season but should lead the attack.
Defender Alex Rodman will again have to be content with a place on the bench.
Shrimps shoot down Shots
A couple of stunning goals gave Morecambe a 2-0 victory over Aldershot.
Kevin Ellison gave the Shrimps a dream start with a superb opener after eight minutes. The summer signing received the ball 30 yards out from Danny Carlton's lay off and let fly with a left-foot volley from 30 yards that flew into the top left-hand corner of Jamie Young's goal.
Substitute Lewis Alessandra then joined in the act with a finish from a similar distance 13 minutes from time. As Aldershot threatened to fight their way back into the game, Alessandra produced a fierce volley to beat Young to his right to seal the points.
Away from the goals Aldershot had a great deal of possession and went close when Danny Hylton hit the crossbar after 20 minutes with a dipping shot from the edge of the area that took a deflection.
Peter Vincenti thought he had levelled the scores soon afterwards but the goal was ruled out for a push.
The visitors' best chance in the second half came when Michael Rankine missed the target from four yards out when he looked certain to score.
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