Rotherham United 4-5 Morecambe (AET)

10 Aug

Jack Dunn in action for Morecambe


Jack Dunn joined Morecambe on loan from Liverpool in July

Jack Dunn’s hat-trick helped Morecambe past Rotherham after extra time in an EFL Cup first-round thriller.

Cole Stockton’s curled finish put League Two side ahead.

Greg Halford’s penalty equalised, only for Dunn to restore Morecambe’s lead before the Championship side struck twice in two minutes through Jerry Yates and Anthony Forde to make it 3-2.

Dunn’s second forced the tie to extra time, when he scored again and Kevin Ellison netted before Yates’ reply.

Forward Dunn, on loan from Liverpool, scored from the penalty spot two minutes into injury time after he was fouled by Richard Wood in the box, giving Morecambe renewed hope of completing an upset.

Former Rotherham winger Ellison fired the Shrimps ahead for only the second time in the game in the 113th minute before then setting Dunn up for his treble with two minutes to go to make it 5-3.

There was still time for Rotherham to score again, with Yates giving Jim Bentley’s Morecambe reason to be nervous when he struck in the final minute of extra time.

Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs: “First of all it was obviously disappointing and secondly the manner of the goals is not good enough.

“They were goals that at this level we shouldn’t be conceding. It is an area that we are looking to make stronger. You look at tonight and people will say you can see why.

“As a team we need to do better than what we did, that was the same on Saturday. We should be doing better.”

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley: “It was excellent, credit where credit is due, I thought the players were absolutely magnificent against a strong team away from home.

“I am emotionally drained, it was a long night, but the players were fantastic and they deserve every pat on the back that they get tonight. I am very proud of them, we deserved it.”

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Morecambe 5.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Rotherham United 4, Morecambe 5.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Goal! Rotherham United 4, Morecambe 5. Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 5. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Ellison.

Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 4. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Mason Warren (Rotherham United).

Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Second Half Extra Time begins Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 3.

First Half Extra Time ends, Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 3.

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half Extra Time begins Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 3.

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 3.

Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Morecambe 3. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Richard Wood (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Morecambe. Jack Dunn draws a foul in the penalty area.

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