Jack Redshaw scored a late winner to earn Morecambe victory over Southend.
In a game of few clear-cut chances, Shrimps midfielder Kevin Ellison saw his curling effort fly just wide.
The match looked to be heading towards a scoreless draw, but Andy Wright's cross eventually fell to Redshaw who drilled home for the hosts.
Richard Brodie then saw red for Morecambe, but they held on despite Kevan Hurst coming close to giving the visitors a share of the spoils.
The victory ensured Jim Bentley's side got their third win in their last four matches and ended their opponents' run of three matches unbeaten.
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Southend manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:
"I think Timlin going off was a blow to us, his influence was well missed. He can boss in there, he talks and organises and we missed that in the second half.
"Lenno (Ryan Leonard) and (Kevan) Hurst are not central midfield players and they were having to do that kind of job and (John) Spicer's been out a while.
"They really need someone who's got that type of strength and talks and pushes people around and when he (Timlin) came out of that, it was definitely a disappointment to us.
"Micheal's ankle is up like a balloon, I hope he's fit for Tuesday."