Morecambe completed the perfect win when they were able to prevail against promotion rivals Exeter City with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 win at St. James Park.

It took Morecambe nine minutes to break the impasse when Adam Phillips was labeled as having fallen into the box by Jonny Maxted.

The Exeter goalkeeper received a warning for his foul and Phillips got to his feet to smash the penalty in the middle of the goal and start the scoring.

So poor was Exeter that manager Matt Taylor made a double substitution, just 21 minutes ahead, picking up Ben Seymour and Alex Hartridge, but it was Morecambe who continued to look more menacing.

Phillips was denied a second by Maxted as the shrimp continued to dominate and it took until the second half for Exeter to really threaten.

Exeter’s Lewis Page stabbed Jokull Andresson’s palms, but Cole Stockton scored the 2-0 on 66 minutes when Morecambe countered and he clung to a long pass before shooting past Maxted.

The Greeks continued to fight, but Morecambe seemed more likely to score at the gate as they defended superbly to keep the Greeks at bay.