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Morecambe 2-1 Southend United

Morecambe picked up their first victory since Boxing Day at the expense of Southend, who are now winless in nine.

Ryan Leonard gave the visitors the lead by heading Kevan Hurst's cross into the top corner, his seventh of the season.

Winger Kevin Ellison levelled from a narrow angle following a mix-up in the Shrimpers defence.

Substitute Jack Redshaw won it with a fine finish, his first touch, and just seconds after the away side wasted a golden opportunity at the other end.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post match: Southend boss Phil Brown

"We were beaten by a little bit of nous to tell you the truth, a little bit of experience. They've turned us on a regular basis and we had our back four facing our own goal for the majority of the second half.

"If that's what it takes to win a game of football at this level, then we have to learn that one, instead of playing all the pretty football. Trying to pass it on a pitch that wasn't conducive towards playing good football is not the right way to play."

"We had chances at the end, but they had chances at the beginning of the second half. We threw men forward to try and get that opportunity to equalise and possibly the winner, but it wasn't to be."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 3Threlfall
  • 16Drummond
  • 15McCready
  • 5Hughes
  • 17FlemingBooked at 22mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forMarshallat 85'minutes
  • 27AmondSubstituted forRedshawat 66'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 81minsSubstituted forWrightat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 8Wright
  • 10Williams
  • 14Marshall
  • 22Parrish
  • 25Arestidou

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forBarnardat 61'minutes
  • 5Phillips
  • 32Egan
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forCliffordat 52'minutes
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forLairdat 71'minutes
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11Straker

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 16Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
  • 39Barnard
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
1,608

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Kevin Ellison.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Jack Sampson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Booking

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marc Laird.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  20. Post update

    Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield351711756332362
2Scunthorpe351516454351961
3Rochdale34187953361761
4Burton35161184035559
5Fleetwood351761249391057
6Oxford Utd351413847331455
7Southend351311114234850
8Plymouth34139123938148
9York351113114138346
10Hartlepool35129144040045
11Newport331111114242044
12Cheltenham341013113945-643
13Morecambe341110133848-1043
14Bristol Rovers341012123334-142
15Dag & Red341012124143-242
16Wimbledon35119153440-642
17Mansfield351012133648-1242
18Wycombe341011133841-341
19Portsmouth35914123748-1141
20Bury33913113838040
21Exeter351010154147-640
22Accrington341010143945-640
23Northampton34810162844-1634
24Torquay3479183152-2130
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