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The ball is sent over by Will Haining, Shot from 12 yards from Nick Fenton. Robert Olejnik makes a save.
Phil Jevons fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-2 Torquay.
Kevin Ellison goes off and Jason Price comes on.
The ball is delivered by Will Haining, Kevin Nicholson gets a block in.
Rene Howe fouled by Garry Hunter, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Barry Roche makes a save. Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line to the near post, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Eunan O'Kane.
A cross is delivered by Danny Carlton, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
Foul by Joe Oastler on Phil Jevons, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry Hunter from left wing, clearance by Chris Robertson.
Joe Oastler produces a cross, clearance by Chris McCready. Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Stevens. Danny Stevens gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Morecambe 0-2 Torquay.Assist on the goal came from Lee Mansell.
Foul by Danny Carlton on Damon Lathrope, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Nick Fenton results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from right wing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Robertson on Kevin Ellison. The referee shows Chris Robertson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Phil Jevons.
Danny Stevens produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that hits the post.
Laurence Wilson takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in. Rene Howe fouled by Chris McCready, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Damon Lathrope.
Danny Carlton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Shot from long distance by Kevin Nicholson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball, Danny Stevens produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Phil Jevons. Rene Howe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Taiwo Atieno. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Taiwo Atieno has a volleyed shot. Barry Roche makes a save. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris McCready. Effort on goal by Eunan O'Kane from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Danny Carlton gets a block in. Phil Jevons takes a shot. Joe Oastler gets a block in. Corner taken by Laurence Wilson.
The referee blows for offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.
Danny Stevens sends in a cross, clearance by Chris McCready.
Foul by Lee Mansell on Phil Jevons, free kick awarded. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Kevin Ellison.
Stewart Drummond crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Laurence Wilson takes the free kick. The ball is swung over by Laurence Wilson, blocked by Lee Mansell. Corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
A cross is delivered by Taiwo Atieno, Nick Fenton gets a block in.
Phil Jevons has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Will Haining, save made by Robert Olejnik.
Ian Morris sends in a cross.
Foul by Joe Oastler on Kevin Ellison, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Garry Hunter.
Phil Jevons is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Alessandra. Andy Parrish goes off and Danny Carlton comes on.
Joe Oastler takes a shot. Laurence Wilson gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Ian Morris.
The ball is crossed by Ian Morris, save by Barry Roche.
The referee blows for offside against Lewis Alessandra. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Joe Oastler, Chris McCready manages to make a clearance.
Danny Stevens fouled by Stewart Drummond, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Andy Parrish.
The ball is crossed by Garry Hunter, save by Robert Olejnik.
Andy Parrish sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
Danny Stevens sends in a cross, Will Haining gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Will Haining manages to make a clearance. Mark Ellis takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Parrish by Kevin Nicholson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Laurence Wilson from right wing.
Andy Parrish crosses the ball, Damon Lathrope makes a clearance.
Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Laurence Wilson.
Andy Parrish takes a shot. Chris Robertson makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line, clearance by Lee Mansell. Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line to the near post, Robert Olejnik makes a save.
Laurence Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler. Joe Oastler takes the free kick.
Garry Hunter takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
The ball is sent over by Ian Morris, clearance made by Chris McCready.
The ball is swung over by Will Haining.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Chris Robertson. Laurence Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Lewis Alessandra.
Laurence Wilson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Stewart Drummond gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Morris, A goal is scored by Mark Ellis from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 0-1 Torquay.Ian Morris provided the assist for the goal.
Ian Morris takes a shot.
The ball is swung over by Laurence Wilson.
A cross is delivered by Ian Morris, save by Barry Roche.
Ian Morris delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Parrish.
Andy Parrish takes a shot. Damon Lathrope gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson.
Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Morris by Garry Hunter. Free kick taken by Joe Oastler.
Ellison in fitness fight
Morecambe's top scorer Kevin Ellison is battling to be fit for the clash with Torquay.
Former Rotherham forward Ellison has found the net in the Shrimps' last three games, but had to be introduced from the bench before netting a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Bradford.
Boss Jim Bentley chose to restrict Ellison to a substitutes' role due to an ongoing back complaint and the 32-year-old visited a specialist this week in an attempt to get to the root of the problem.
Winger Izak Reid remains on the sidelines with a hernia problem and defender Paul Reid is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.
Bentley's side are chasing their first home win since the 2-1 triumph over Gillingham at the Globe Arena in October.
Torquay manager Martin Ling has plenty of options for the clash.
The Gulls have a fully-fit and suspension-free squad for the trip to the Shrimps, with striker Rene Howe available once again after serving a four-match ban following his second red card of the season at Accrington on December 17.
In Howe's absence, Taiwo Atieno has impressed up front, scoring a crucial winner against Swindon on Boxing Day, and Ling will have to decide which player starts this weekend.
Meanwhile, defender Brian Saah is fit once again after a groin problem.
Saah took his place on the substitutes' bench for the 2-1 victory at Macclesfield last time out and is now pushing for a starting berth.
Gulls continue to soar
Torquay maintained their excellent run of form with a 2-1 victory over Morecambe at a windswept Globe Arena.
Goals from Mark Ellis after 17 minutes and Danny Stevens' 81st-minute clincher gave the Gulls a third successive away win since the start of the year to keep their play-off hopes very much alive.
Central defender Ellis scored from close range after a header from Ian Morris' corner was only half cleared by the home side.
Stevens scored the winner from close range against the run of play after an initial shot fell into his path.
Morecambe hit back with a Will Haining drive that was turned past Bobby Olejnik from close range with two minutes to go.
And Nick Fenton came close to completing a dramatic comeback with an injury-time overhead kick that was well saved by Olejnik, but the visitors held on for another three points - taking their tally to 29 from the last 36 on offer.
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