Date: 28th November 2015 at 6:05pm
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Morecambe travelled to Broadhall Way on Saturday in search of an improvement in their recent league form, having picked-up just one point in their previous four League Two matches.

They were behind with just six minutes played: Dean Wells volleyed home after a corner which Barry Roche had flapped at. But Kevin Ellison put the visitors level just six minutes later with a shot into the bottom corner of Chris Day`s net. Stevenage should have regained the lead when Alan Goodall fouled Ben Kennedy in the area but Roche made-up for his earlier error with an excellent stop in the seventeenth minute from the penalty spot to foil the player who had been fouled. Boro weren`t to be denied for long though – less than two minutes later, Chris Whelpdale scored with a deflected shot from outside the area which beat Roche low to his right. It could and should have got worse for the visitors in injury time during the first half: Goodall gave away another penalty but Roche again saved his side and Whelpdale`s shot.

Whelpdale atoned for his miss almost as soon as the game restarted when he beat Big Baz from open play with another long-range shot. After an hour, he completed his hat-trick with a shot from close range after a cross from Kennedy which Morecambe failed to clear. But the Shrimps didn`t give up. Just a few minutes after former captain Mark Hughes had appeared to play against his previous club for the first time, he reminded everyone why the Shrimps let him go by fouling Ellison in the penalty area. Substitute Paul Mullin showed everyone how it was done and reduced the arrears to 4-2 from the spot with almost ten minutes still scheduled to play. The Shrimps still pushed forward and Ellison scored a second goal for himself in the third minute of injury time with a beautifully swerved shot. For Morecambe, though, it was too little too late. “We have identified the problem” said Jim Bentley after the game “Two of our defensive players look like bad players. They are not bad players but their confidence is shot.” He hopes to get loan signings in as soon as possible to stop the rot – ironically, it was loanee forward from Blackburn Rovers Anton Forrester who was introduced into the fray as a substitute today. As a result of their latest defeat, Morecambe fall further to seventeenth, just a point and a place above Terry Sheringham`s side.
Ref:Lee Collins.