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Morecambe produce stunning comeback to beat Crewe

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 2 Mar 2024

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Promotion-chasing Crewe were stunned as Morecambe produced a late fightback to win 3-2.

A first-half header from Elliott Nevitt, the striker’s 12th goal of the season, and a blast from Shilow Tracey soon after the interval appeared to have Crewe heading for their fourth win in their last five games.

But Joe Adams, substitute Jordan Slew and skipper Farrend Rawson netted in less than a quarter of an hour as Ged Brannan’s side secured their first win in four matches, leaving Crewe two points off the League Two automatic-promotion spots.

Jed Garner was inches away from finishing off Joel Senior’s low cross as Morecambe pressed early on. Garner then wasted a good opening when dragging an effort wide of the far post.

Crewe turned defence into attack to take an 18th-minute lead with the ball launched by Charlie Kirk for the chasing Nevitt, whose headed effort was pushed into the air by keeper Archie Mair, only for the striker to polish off the follow-up with another header.

And the Alex made it count after the break when Tracey cut in from the right and drove a powerful shot past Mair from the edge of the box.

Railwaymen skipper Mickey Demetriou went close with a towering header which flew just over.

But Morecambe shocked their hosts with two goals inside five minutes, first cutting the arrears when Max Melbourne pulled the ball across the box and Adams’ side-footed effort slipped under Harvey Davies.

Then when another low shot from Adams was pushed out by the keeper, substitute Slew drove home through a crowd of players to level.

Mair kept out Alex substitute Lewis Leigh’s curling free-kick and then used his feet to block an effort from Josh Austerfield.

And the visitors compounded the misery in the 83rd minute when Rawson finished from close range after Senior’s low cross had exposed the home defence.

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