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Morecambe 5-1 Rotherham

Striker Jon Newby scored a superb hat-trick as Morecambe piled on the agony for struggling Rotherham.

Matty Blinkhorn headed Morecambe into the lead in the seventh minute and Newby added a second one minute later.

Newby then made it 3-0 before Mark Hudson scored from the edge of the box to pull a goal back. However, Newby completed his hat-trick with a header.

After the break Blinkhorn shot against the post before Craig Stanley completed the scoring in the 72nd minute.


Morecambe: Scott Davies, Yates, Artell, McStay (Grand 61), Burns, Thompson, Drummond (Allen 80), Stanley, Curtis, Newby (Hunter 83), Blinkhorn.
Subs Not Used: Jalal, Baker.

Goals: Blinkhorn 8, Newby 9, 18, 42, Stanley 73.

Rotherham: Warrington, Tonge, Mills, Coughlan, Joseph, Peter Holmes, Danny Harrison, Hudson, Green (Pettigrew 66), Derek Holmes (Newsham 89), Taylor (Cahill 46).
Subs Not Used: Ross, Cann.

Booked: Peter Holmes.

Goals: Hudson 35.

Att: 2,171

Ref: Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear).


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