Last Updated: 28/01/20 11:28pm
Relegation-threatened Morecambe claimed a priceless 2-0 win at Walsall to move four points above bottom side Stevenage.
Steven Old’s header and Carlos Mendes-Gomes’ stoppage-time solo goal gave Derek Adams a first away win as Morecambe boss but the victory also owed much to Christoffer Mafoumbi’s penalty stop.
Mafoumbi, a Congo international, playing only his second game on loan from Blackpool, saved Wes McDonald’s 23rd-minute spot-kick after Toumani Diagouraga clipped the winger’s heels.
Before the penalty, Mat Sadler flicked Danny Guthrie’s near-post corner inches wide and, later, Josh Gordon fizzed just over from 20 yards as Walsall dominated.
Morecambe improved before the break and Adam Phillips strode into the box to graze the bar from an acute angle.
New Zealand international defender Old bulleted a header in off a post from Jordan Cranston’s 68th-minute corner to put Morecambe ahead.
Walsall, who drop to 14th, almost rescued a point in stoppage time but Dan Scarr steered Jack Nolan’s cross on to the post and Mendes-Gomes sprinted up the other end to tuck home from eight yards.
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Source : Sky Sports