Fleetwood 1 Morecambe 3

Mark Roberts returns for Fleetwood

Mark Roberts returns for Fleetwood

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Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander chose to experiment and paid the price as Town were dumped out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy by League Two Morecambe.

Fleetwood went with an unfamiliar three at the back and took an early advantage when Gareth Evans stroked home from Matty Blair’s perfectly weighted pass.

But Town were exposed by direct play from Morecambe who gradually took control of the game.

Stephen Crainey was beaten for Padraig Amond to nick an equaliser just before the half hour.

From there the visitors were able to build.

Six minutes later Jack Redshaw ended another slick Morecambe move to hand Jim Bentley’s men the lead and to force Alexander into a reshuffle.

Blair ended up at right back as Town looked to build their way back into the game.

But Jim Bentley’s men put up and unbreachable wall.

And with nine minutes remaining they sealed the tie, Among with his second of the night, tapping into an empty net from Joe Widdowson’s free kick.