League Two
TranmereTranmere Rovers1SouthendSouthend United2

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jerome Williams replaces Kevan Hurst.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.