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Crewe 1 – 3 Morecambe

Arthur Gnahoua scored twice to help Morecambe win 3-1 over Crewe.

The Shrimps were on course to secure their first away success in the League One campaign with some sharp deliveries from the wing, including from Greg Leigh whose left wing cross was finished by Adam Phillips for a first game in the eighth minute.

Another Leigh delivery was knocked down by Will Jaaskelainen in the path of Cole Stockton, whose goal-bound effort was blocked by Rio Adebisi.

But the home side were forced to call again from the outside when Wes McDonald’s cross from the right was scored with aplomb by Gnahoua with a kick to the near post.

Shane McLoughlin was nearly a third for the visitors, with his training taking off the bar.

But three fine back-to-back saves from Kyle Letheren, hampering the long-range efforts of twice J’Neil Bennett and Callum Ainley, preserved the visitors’ two-goal lead.

Crewe continued the momentum in the second period and reduced the backlog in the 49th minute when Bennett pushed the ball through the goal and Mikael Mandron stabbed at point blank range.

Mandron then helped create a shooting chance for Ainley from inside the box, but Letheren did well to repel the ball.

Leigh almost picked the far corner as Morecambe leaned on the counterattack, before Gnahoua secured the play when he took Stockton’s pass and found the top corner at the near post late.

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