Full-time: Bristol Rovers 2, Morecambe 1
Second-half goals from Lee Brown and Scott McGleish extended Mark McGhee's winning start after taking over at Bristol Rovers as the Pirates made it three victories in a row.
Brown struck his sixth goal of the season – and his third in the last five games – to break the deadlock in the 57th minute.
And McGleish rammed home from the penalty spot 15 minutes from time to settle the outcome after substitute Matthew Lund had been fouled by Danny Carlton.
Lund was one of three Rovers debutants in a team which showed five changes from the side which had started the previous game against Bradford City.
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Left-back Jim Paterson and young central defender Tom Parkes, who partnered fellow Leicester City loanee Cian Bolger, were the other new boys, while there were also returns to action after injury for right-back Danny Woodards, leading scorer Matt Harrold and striker McGleish.
The first half had been a scrappy affair in which both sides were denied by the woodwork.
Former Bristol City striker Phil Jevons almost netted for the Shrimps just before the half-hour mark, but his lob over Rovers keeper Michael Poke bounced across goal and off the far post before being chested behind.
From the resulting corner, Jason Price saw his header nodded off the line by Cian Bolger.
Rovers were thwarted five minutes before the break when McGleish's glancing header from a free kick was turned against an upright by Morecambe keeper Chris Kettings.
Home skipper Matt Gill missed a glorious chance just before the interval when he shot wide from 16 yards with the net beckoning after Kettings had spilled a high ball while under pressure from McGleish.
Rovers made their breakthrough when the Shrimps' defence failed to cut out substitute Eliot Richards' ball across the box, which took a couple of deflections before Brown turned it home from close range at the far post.
The second goal arrived when Craig Stanley's pass handed the newly-arrived Lund a chance to break into the box, where he had his shirt pulled by Carlton.
McGleish smashed the spot kick to keeper Kettings' right for his ninth goal of the campaign to give the home side breathing space.
They needed it, for Morecambe grabbed a late goal back when keeper Michael Poke could only parry Jordan Burrow's shot and Kevin Ellison tucked away the lose ball.
But it was too little, too late from the visitors as the Gas saw out four minutes of stoppage time to seal the points despite coming under pressure.
Poke fingertipped a fierce volley from Ellison over the bar in the dying seconds to help continue the Pirates' recent resurgence.
Bristol Rovers: Poke, Woodards, Bolger, Parkes, Paterson, Anyinsah (Richards 33), Stanley, Gill, L Brown, Harrold (Lund 66), McGleish. Subs: Bevan, Anthony, Dorman.
Morecambe: Kettings, Fenton, Haining, McCready, Wilson (Ellison 74), Fleming, Drummond, McDonald, Price (Carlton 66), Hunter, Jevons (Burrow 73). Subs: Jones, Alessandra.