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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Southend United

Southend beat lowly Tranmere to record their third consecutive League Two win and move to within three points of the automatic promotion places.

A close-range effort by Jack Payne and a Will Aimson own goal put the Shrimpers in control before the break.

Max Power pulled a goal back for the hosts from the penalty spot in the second half after Cian Bolger brought down Shamir Fenelon.

Tranmere are in the bottom two and six points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 26Brezovan
  • 19Donacien
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 6Holness
  • 29AimsonBooked at 75mins
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 48minsSubstituted forOdejayiat 73'minutes
  • 28Fenelon
  • 4Power
  • 22Jennings
  • 30Jahraldo-MartinSubstituted forKoumasat 73'minutes
  • 16Stockton

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 12Rowe
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 5Thompson
  • 15BolgerBooked at 53mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 2White
  • 7Worrall
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forCliffordat 45'minutes
  • 8TimlinBooked at 62mins
  • 14HurstSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 80'minutes
  • 19Payne
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 35Sokolik
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,621

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 2.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jerome Williams replaces Kevan Hurst.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Will Aimson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by John White.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Calaum Jahraldo-Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18105328161235
2Burton1811252521435
3Luton1810442012834
4Shrewsbury18103529151433
5Southend189451915431
6Plymouth1893621101130
7Bury189362721630
8Newport187742519628
9Exeter187652423127
10Portsmouth187562119226
11Morecambe188281920-126
12Accrington188282629-326
13Cambridge187382923624
14Northampton187382725224
15Stevenage187382626024
16Wimbledon186662325-224
17Mansfield186481521-622
18Cheltenham186481727-1022
19Oxford Utd185581923-420
20York183961722-518
21Dag & Red1853102330-718
22Carlisle1853102334-1118
23Tranmere1826101625-912
24Hartlepool1833121331-1812
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