Shrimps hit Wolves for six
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Shrimps found themselves 3-0 up after just 17 minutes against Wolves, who included the likes of Oleg Luzhny, Denis Irwin, Paul Ince, Colin Cameron and Alex Rae.
Wayne Curtis put Morecambe ahead after four minutes and they doubled their advantage nine minutes later through Adriano Rigoglioso, before Dean Howell made it 3-0.
Curtis was on hand to make it 4-0 just before the interval.
Keith Andrews finally gave Wolves some cheer with a strike after 68 minutes, but further efforts from Danny Carleton and Lee Dodgeson compounded a miserable day and performance from Dave Jones's men.
Gavn McCann scored on his Aston Villa debut as David O'Leary's side secured a comfortable 4-0 success over Swedish side Umea.
McCann played for an hour on his Villans debut and looked to have found his feet very early.
Villa went ahead after 13 minutes through Darius Vassell, before Lee Hendrie (20) and then Thomas Hitzlsperger (27). McCann then sealed the win with his 20-year effort just before the interval.
Everton secured a 3-2 victory over Scottish treble winners Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
The entertaining clash will be remembered for the injury to Wayne Rooney just before half time - but the game was a very good work-out for both sides.
Steven Thompson put Rangers ahead when he headed home Neil McCann's cross after 20 minutes.
Everton levelled matters just after the hour mark when David Unsworth slotted home from the penalty spot after Tomasz Radzinski was brought down.
Li Tie (pictured) then scored his first ever Everton goal as he fired past Stefan Klos on 79 minutes, but just a minute later Michael Mols equalised with a close-range tap in.
The winner came in the final minute when Alan Stubbs's headed home, albeit with a major deflection, in the final minute.
Everton's second team could not repeat the success of their team-mates in Scotland as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Leigh, with Leon Osman getting on the scoresheet.
Tottenham suffered a 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in the first game of their mini-tour of South Africa.
Steve Lekoelea put the home side ahead with a fantastic free kick after 75 minutes, before Spurs levelled just two minutes later when Kabamba Musasa put a Helder Postiga cross through his own net.
The Pirates sealed their win with just five minutes to go when Lesley Manyathela converted a penalty after Steven Carr was penalised for handball.
Middlesbrough began their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win over Hull City at The KC Stadium.
Brazilian midfielder Doriva - who signed a permanent deal with Boro last week - scored his first goal for the club in the final minute, after only receiving his international clearance a few hours before kick-off.
One major concern for Boro is Italian star Massimo Maccarone who was stretchered off in the second half.
Charlton Athletic secured a 2-1 win at Peterborough United, with trialist Stephen Hughes bagging the winner.
Graham Stuart put Charlton ahead just before the hour, after which Sagi Burton levelled for Posh.
The winner came from Hughes who curled home a wonderful effort with just five minutes remaining.
The former Arsenal star joined Crystal Palace winger Julian Gray in the Addicks starting line-up.
A Blackburn Rovers team that included Corrado Grabbi and Alan Mahon, secured a 4-3 win at Stalybridge Celtic.
Tamworth held a young Manchester United side to a goalless draw at The Lamb.
Southampton secured a 2-1 success over Varnamo in Sweden with Anders Svensson grabbing two late goals.
Bury held a youthful Manchester City team 0-0 at Gigg Lane, while Rugby defeated Leciester's reserve team 2-1.
Elsewhere, Fulham gave Roma an excellent run for their money in their friendly clash at the Franz Fekete Kapfenberg, but lost after a last-gasp Davide Bombardini goal nicked a 2-1 win for the Italians.
The Giallorossi took the lead 26 minutes in when Francesco Totti's long ball found Antonio Cassano who chipped Edwin Van der Sar.
Roma's lead lasted just minutes as French striker Louis Saha crashed in a spectacular 25-yard effort to draw The Cottagers level.
With moments remaining in the game, and a draw on the cards, Bombardini was perfectly placed to beat Maik Taylor from close range.
Click below for match summaries:
Bury 0-0 Manchester City
Hull City 0-1 Middlesbrough
Leigh RMI 1-1 Everton
Morecambe 6-1 Wolves
Orlando Pirates 2-1 Tottenham
Peterborough 1-2 Charlton
Rangers 2-2 Everton
Roma 1 Fulham 2
Stalybridge 3-4 Blackburn
Tamworth 0-0 Manchester United
Varnamo 1-2 Southampton
Umea 0-4 Aston Villa
Rugby 2-1 Leicester