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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaun Miller (88')

Shaun Miller strike earns Crewe maximum points

Shaun Miller came off the bench to grab the only goal of the game for Crewe and leave struggling Morecambe looking over their shoulders.
In a poor-quality game, chances were at a premium, with the Shrimpers' Callum Lang missing the visitors' best opening when he failed to convert from close range in the second half.
But Miller made no mistake as he fired a volley into the top corner in the 89th minute to take Crewe to the 50-point mark for the season.
Early on, Jordan Bowery was thwarted by veteran goalkeeper Barry Roche, who saved with his legs after the in-form striker raced clear on the left of the box.
Morecambe suffered a blow when the lively Garry Thompson crumpled on the turf with a serious-looking leg injury and departed on a stretcher. But they went close when skipper Michael Rose's low free-kick forced a fingertip save from Ben Garratt.
Crewe finished the half the stronger and Luke Conlan was well-placed to block a Bowery effort and Roche was out bravely to save at the feet of Paul Green.
But Lang should have put the visitors ahead after the break when he arrived onto substitute Gregg Wylde's cross, only to prod wide.
It was a costly miss as Miller pounced after Eddie Nolan headed on from a corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 46 +22 82
2 Cambridge United 46 +24 80
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 +9 79
4 Morecambe 46 +11 78
5 Newport County 46 +15 73
6 Forest Green Rovers 46 +8 73
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 +5 73
8 Salford City 46 +20 71
9 Exeter City 46 +21 70
10 Carlisle United 46 +9 66
11 Leyton Orient 46 -2 61
12 Crawley Town 46 -6 61
13 Port Vale 46 0 60
14 Stevenage 46 0 60
15 Bradford City 46 -5 59
16 Mansfield Town 46 +2 58
17 Harrogate Town 46 -9 57
18 Oldham Athletic 46 -9 54
19 Walsall 46 -8 53
20 Colchester United 46 -17 51
21 Barrow 46 -6 50
22 Scunthorpe United 46 -23 48
23 Southend United 46 -29 45
24 Grimsby Town 46 -32 43