Vital Football

Latest Morecambe FC News

Bravery At A Price

Bravery At A Price

It was important to put a bad run of form behind us and secure something against a club that has really slipped of late.

We duly did this on Saturday, however the win came at a price....

Mansfield started the season even better than Morecambe had but they've slipped away horribly and we made sure there poor form continued with a 2-1 win.

Kevin Ellison proved our match winner late on, but in scoring his diving header winner he sustained an eye socket injury in the process as well.

Bravely diving to head home the winner he sustained the fractured eye socket that looks likely to sideline him for a while, which is a big blow for us!

Jim Bentley knows all too well what a setback this could be for us, as he told the official website: 'Kevin has had a bit is stick recently and has admitted that he hasn't been at his best. But we all know what Kev is about and what he gives the team.

'On Tuesday might he was running around idle a teenager in the 90th minute of the game and has this amazing determination to win games.

'That is what he gives you and that is why I was so pleased that he was rewarded with the winner because he was incredibly brave.

'We are gutted to lose him for the next few weeks and we will hopefully have him back as soon as possible.'

The full extent of Ellison's injury should be known during the week, but what we do know is that he spent time in a Mansfield hospital on Saturday and will be out for at least a few weeks, as Bentley was able to confirm that much

One game that he won't miss will be next weekend, as we don't have one!

Due to the fact that we're out of the FA cup we've got a free weekend....



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday December 1 2013
Time: 8:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Morecambe Articles

Morecambe Stag-gering. Again.

Ninth-placed Mansfield Town visited the Globe Arena seeking to inflict Morecambe`s sixth loss in a row on them and get revenge for their home defeat against the Shrimps last December. In the past, it

Normal Service Is Resumed...

Morecambe`s arch Nemesis Accrington Stanley (who they have beaten just twice in 19 League Two games so far) visited the Globe Arena on Tuesday night looking for revenge for the Shrimps` first ever EFL

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Morecambe Articles

Vital Morecambe articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Morecambe
Write For Vital Morecambe
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley v Morecambe
Suggested By:
Morecambe win52%
Crawley win39%
Draw9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Morecambe Results (view all)

Morecambe Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League