A first-half goal from Michael Mellon gave Morecambe three points against a Salford side reduced to 10 men in added time.

The on-loan Burnley striker earned the points with a fine near-post finish from Adam Mayor’s left-wing cross after the Shrimps won the ball in midfield and attacked sharply.

Salford started the game well with Conor McAleny forcing Stuart Moore into an early save but from there rarely troubled the Morecambe defence, who looked solid throughout.

The Shrimps always looked dangerous on the counter, with JJ McKiernan going close and Jordan Slew seeing a golden chance to add a second on 86 minutes go begging when he shot straight at Alex Cairns from another dangerous Mayor cross.

The Ammies’ frustrations came out in added time when experienced substitute Matthew Lund was shown a straight red card for a kick out.