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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Vadaine Oliver (36')
  • Callum Lang (69')

Vadaine Oliver and Callum Lang help Morecambe stun high-flying Coventry

Morecambe produced a fine performance to come away with a shock 2-0 victory over high-flying Coventry at the Globe Arena.
Goals in each half from Vadaine Oliver and a first Football League goal for Callum Lang gave Jim Bentley's side three vital points.
Morecambe dominated the first half with Oliver and Andy Fleming both having shots cleared off the line before they took a deserved lead in the 36th minute.
Michael Rose swung in a free-kick from the right-hand side and Oliver nipped in front of his marker to divert the ball past Lee Burge from eight yards out for his third goal of the season.
Coventry responded with Duckens Nazon forcing Barry Roche into two smart saves before the Shrimps doubled their advantage on 69 minutes through youngster Callum Lang.
The striker, on loan from Wigan, had only been on the field a matter of seconds before he cut inside the area and drilled a low shot past Burge.
The visitors went close to pulling a goal back when Marc McNulty hit the foot of the post with a well-struck effort from the edge of the area but the hosts held on, with Adam Campbell unlucky to not extend their advantage further.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 19 +10 36
2 Forest Green Rovers 19 +11 35
3 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
4 Exeter City 19 +4 33
5 Cheltenham Town 18 +13 31
6 Northampton Town 19 +9 31
7 Bradford City 18 +8 31
8 Plymouth Argyle 18 +6 29
9 Port Vale 19 0 28
10 Colchester United 18 +6 27
11 Newport County 17 +3 27
12 Salford City 19 -5 25
13 Cambridge United 19 +4 24
14 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
15 Mansfield Town 19 0 21
16 Scunthorpe United 19 -1 21
17 Crawley Town 19 -6 21
18 Grimsby Town 17 -2 20
19 Leyton Orient 19 -8 20
20 Oldham Athletic 18 -7 19
21 Carlisle United 19 -12 19
22 Walsall 19 -12 19
23 Stevenage 18 -9 14
24 Morecambe 19 -19 14