Morecambe slip to first defeat

  • Last Updated: August 30 2014, 18:31 BST

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2 as Morecambe's dream start to the campaign came to an end with a 2-1 loss at Tranmere.

Mark Hughes: Sent off for Morecambe
Mark Hughes: Sent off for Morecambe

Morecambe's dream start to the League Two campaign came to an end when they surrendered their 100 per cent record in a 2-1 loss at Tranmere, with Mark Hughes sent off after giving the Shrimps a first-half lead.

Cole Stockton had levelled for Rovers before that dismissal, and he bagged his second in the last minute of normal time to send the Prenton Park faithful wild.

Burton also finished with 10 men at Mansfield after Robbie Weir saw red, but Albion held on to win 2-1 and go joint-top thanks to goals from Alex MacDonald and Callum McFadzean.

Cheltenham are sitting pretty at the summit on 13 points after Koby Arthur struck in the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 home victory over Hartlepool, but Portsmouth blew the chance to reach that total when going down by the same scoreline against Newport at Fratton Park, with Andy Sandell netting late on.

Down at the bottom, Oxford picked up their first point of the season following a 3-3 thriller against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Kassam Stadium, with Danny Hylton bagging a brace for United.

Bury came from behind to beat struggling Accrington 2-1 thanks to strikes from Danny Rose and Danny Mayor at Gigg Lane, with the Shakers surviving the dismissal of Jim McNulty after they had edged ahead.

Cambridge enjoyed the most emphatic win of the day in this division by crushing Carlisle 5-0, with Issaga Diallo opening the floodgates before Robbie Simpson and Jayden Stockley both bagged a brace.

Adebayo Azeez scored seven minutes into injury time for AFC Wimbledon but it proved in vain as the Wombles went down 3-2 at home to Stevenage, with Dean Wells, Cameron Lancaster and Charlie Lee scoring for the visitors.

Marc Richards scored the only goal of the game on 89 minutes as Northampton edged out Exeter 1-0, while Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid were on target as Plymouth were 2-0 victors against Southend, who had Cian Bolger sent off.

Jordan Clark enjoyed a double as Shrewsbury prevailed 2-0 against Luton, with Matt Robinson given his marching orders for the Hatters, but there were no goals in the game between York and Wycombe.