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Report, highlights and reaction: Morecambe 3-0 Bradford City

The Shrimps enjoyed an excellent afternoon at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, with a comfortable victory over Bradford in League Two.

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Two Michael Mellon goals either side of half-time – his first senior league goals as well as a second half strike for JJ McKiernan gave the home side a thoroughly deserved three points.

Morecambe took the lead midway through the first half, and it was a free kick which led to the opening goal.

Former Bantams man Yann Songo’o was brought down on the edge of the area, and up stepped Michael Mellon who smashed the ball low and into the bottom-left corner to open the scorng.

Mark Hughes’ men looked more of a threat in the opening stages of the second half, without testing Morecambe keeper Stuart Moore.

It was the Shrimps who netted a second with just over 20 minutes remaining on the clock.

Some superb play through the middle of the park saw JJ McKiernan play a neat one-two with Mellon on the edge of the box before striking across keeper Lewis and into the back of the net, for his first goal for the club.

The Bantams saw a big chance go begging with around 11 minutes of normal time to play. Pattison created space for Tyler Smith, who picked up possession and curled an effort over the bar.

The Shrimps sealed the points with five minutes to play, after being awarded their first penalty in open play for 66 games in league and cup.

Donald Love played in Jake Taylor, who jinked into the box before being tripped.

Up stepped Mellon to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot, to seal a superb afternoon for Derek Adams’ men.

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