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Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Rundle played to the near post, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.
Effort from inside the area by Stewart Drummond misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the left by-line, clearance by Chris Beardsley.
Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
Adam Rundle on for Chris Shuker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Charnock on Michael Bostwick. Scott Laird has an effort direct from the free kick.
Byron Harrison replaces John Mousinho.
Effort from deep inside the area by Phil Jevons clears the bar.
Lawrie Wilson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Craig Stanley takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Hendrie takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
Stewart Hendrie is brought on as a substitute for Paul Mullin. Corner taken by Robert Sinclair played to the near post, Paul Mullin fouled by Jon Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
Corner taken by Craig Stanley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Roberts.
Andy Parrish fouled by Chris Beardsley, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Stanley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Andy Parrish fouled by Luke Daley, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Roche takes the free kick.
Robert Sinclair takes a inswinging corner.
The referee shows Chris Beardsley a yellow card. Chris Beardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Stanley. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.
Laurence Wilson takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jon Ashton.
Charlie Griffin goes off and Luke Daley comes on.
Shot from just outside the box by Craig Stanley misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Paul Mullin on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.
Laurence Wilson decides to take the corner short, Paul Mullin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Sinclair on for Darius Charles. Charlie Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Parrish. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.
Phil Jevons on for Neil Wainwright.
Corner taken by Charlie Griffin played to the near post, clearance made by Craig Stanley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Parrish on Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by Jon Ashton.
The official flags Paul Mullin offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.
Paul Mullin challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Charlie Griffin.
Corner taken by Chris Shuker played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris McCready misses to the right of the target.
Paul Mullin booked for unsporting behaviour. Scott Laird fouled by Paul Mullin, the ref awards a free kick. Darius Charles restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Charlie Griffin goes over the bar.
Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Charlie Griffin played to the near post, Scott Laird has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Kieran Charnock gets a block in.
Chris Beardsley challenges Kieran Charnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by John Mousinho from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
John Mousinho is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Parrish.
Chris Beardsley fouled by Chris McCready, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Shuker. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
Charlie Griffin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Wainwright by Scott Laird. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Stanley from right channel.
Own goal by Kieran Charnock. Stevenage 2-0 Morecambe.Scott Laird provided the assist for the goal.
Scott Laird produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Scott Laird finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe.John Mousinho provided the assist for the goal.
Effort from just outside the area by Craig Stanley goes over the target.
Chris Beardsley has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
The match begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Duo missing for Boro
Stevenage boss Graham Westley will be without Tim Sills and Jay O`Shea for the visit of Morecambe.
Striker Sills, who was a regular in Boro`s Conference title-winning side last season, has made just one appearance for the club this campaign and has agreed the mutual termination of his contract at the Lamex Stadium
O`Shea`s two-month loan deal with the club expired during the week and the winger briefly returned to parent-club Birmingham before being shipped back out on loan to Port Vale.
However, Westley could name Luke Daley in his squad after the striker joined on a month's loan from Norwich.
Midfield duo Joel Byrom and Darren Murphy are still struggling with ankle and foot injuries respectively and are not expected to feature as the club attempt to return to winning ways following last week`s 1-0 defeat at Chesterfield.
Morecambe will be without Mark Duffy after the winger joined Scunthorpe for an undisclosed fee.
The former Liverpool trainee, 25, has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal and goes straight into the Iron's squad for their home clash with Burnley.
However, defender Tony Capaldi has verbally agreed a deal to keep him at Morecambe until the end of the season.
The left-back's short-term deal ended on Monday but he has been offered another contract until the end of the campaign after some recent impressive performances.
The Shrimps were hopeful the deal would be sealed in time for him to face Boro, but striker James Spencer remains suspended and defender Paul Scott is still sidelined after a knee operation.
Early goals sink Shrimps
Stevenage warmed up for their FA Cup fourth round clash with Reading with a 2-0 win over previously in-form Morecambe.
Boro started superbly and found themselves two goals ahead in the first eight minutes.
They took the lead after just five minutes when a low cross from John Mousinho was met by Scott Laird, who nipped in between two Morecambe defenders to slot the ball past Barry Roche from close range.
Stevenage doubled their lead three minutes later when Laird provided the cross from the left and Morecambe defender Kieran Charnock slashed the ball into his own goal from eight yards out.
Stevenage continued to pile on the pressure with Charlie Griffin wasting a glorious chance after 15 minutes and Lawrie Wilson forcing Roche into a decent save with a left-foot shot.
Morecambe's only effort of note in the first half came when Chris McCready headed a Laurence Wilson corner over from close range.
Shrimps Substitute Stewart Hendrie forced Chris Day into a save with a shot from the edge of the area and Stewart Drummond volleyed an Andy Parrish cross inches wide late on, but it was too little, too late for the visitors.
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