Morecambe Ladies hold on for big Mossley win

Morecambe Ladies' Sophie Fish on the ball at Mossley Hill.
Morecambe Ladies' Sophie Fish on the ball at Mossley Hill.
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Morecambe Ladies were 3-2 winners at Mossley Hill LFC on Sunday.

Becky Whittingham, Sophie Fish and Laura Callis got the goals as the Shrimpettes moved up to seventh in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division One.

After a sustained period of pressure the hosts took the lead on nine minutes, Stacey McMahon heading home after Helen Griffiths had chipped the ball across.

Morecambe equalised in the 23rd minute with Whittingham scoring directly from a corner kick as Mossley ‘keeper Emily Hallam lost the cross in the strong wind.

Six minutes later Nick Barrett’s visitors took the lead with Hannah Williamson setting up Sophie Fish in space who took a touch before sending in a shot which bobbled over the luckless Hallam for 2-1.

It was soon 3-1 with Hallam misjudging the bounce from a long Callis cross into the area as it looped over the ‘keeper and in.

Mossley were in the ascendancy for large parts of the second half but just had Paige Lindsay’s volley to show for their efforts.

It set up a tense final 15 minutes but The Shrimps, who have conceded late goals in recent games, held on.

Morecambe next host Norton & Stockton Ancient LFC this Sunday, March 1, at Lancaster and Morecambe College.