The FA Cup - First Round
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Morecambe 0-3 Southend United

Southend United eased into round two of the FA Cup at the expense of fellow League Two side Morecambe.

The Shrimpers went 2-0 up inside nine minutes at the Globe Arena, both goals coming from Anthony Straker.

He first bundled in Kevan Hurst's cross and then found the net with the help of a hefty deflection that deceived home goalkeeper Barry Roche.

Ryan Leonard's long-range effort sealed victory, while Chris McCready and Andy Wright went close for Morecambe.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's disappointing and it's not acceptable. I was brought up on cup games and really looking forward to them.

"You have that dream of getting to the third round and hopefully getting a big tie, but we haven't done enough.

"I'll hold my hands up when we've got it wrong and we got it wrong today - not just in the first 10 minutes, but the warm-up was slack and lethargic and we didn't go about our business the right way."

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"We knew it was going to be tough. Jim [Bentley] set his team out exactly the way we expected him too. Physical, decent football, get it into the front man early, ask questions of the defenders.

"I think we answered all the questions. I think the team looked forceful in the first half.

"We lost our way playing wise in the second half. That was down to Morecambe, they made a game of it. They put a little bit of pressure on us from set pieces.

"But we stood up to if it manfully. I was delighted to get the clean sheet."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 16Drummond
  • 15McCready
  • 22ParrishSubstituted forDiagneat 90'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 17FlemingBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSampsonat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14MarshallBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMwasileat 77'minutes
  • 27Amond
  • 11EllisonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Diagne
  • 9Sampson
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 65mins
  • 15Kiernan
  • 6Prosser
  • 18LeonardBooked at 62mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11Straker

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 5Phillips
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 24Auger
  • 33Woodrow
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,475

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Southend United 3.

  2. Booking

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Southend United 3.

  4. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 0, Southend United 3. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

  8. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Jack Sampson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Andy Parrish because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

  17. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

  19. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).