Jermaine Grandison's late goal saw 10-man Shrewsbury topple League Two leaders Southend.

Marvin Morgan was sent off for Town in the first half after lunging at Southend midfielder Jean-Paul Kalala.

James Collins put Shrewsbury ahead from the spot after being fouled by Peter Grant but sub Ryan Hall fired in from the edge of the box to make it 1-1.

Grandison headed in Matt Richards' corner as Graham Turner's men kept up their season-long unbeaten home record.

Southend remain top after Crawley and Cheltenham both failed to win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"The sending off looked a bit harsh to me. I thought Shrewsbury's penalty was a bit soft as well, but I think the ref was at the stage of levelling things off.

"We played 10 men and a crowd that thought they were unjustly done by, that's a dangerous concoction.

"They showed that endeavour and will to win that 10 men normally do, and caught us a few times on the break when we were trying to push forward."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal Booked
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff (Regan - 78' )
  • 07 Wright
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor (Wroe - 90' )
  • 09 Collins (Gornell - 87' )
  • 10 Morgan Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 15 Regan
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 24 Gornell

Southend

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Gilbert
  • 15 Phillips (Bilel - 58' )
  • 23 Barker
  • 07 Grant (Hall - 56' )
  • 08 Timlin Booked
  • 14 Martin
  • 19 Kalala (Ferdinand - 83' )
  • 22 Dickinson Booked
  • 24 Benyon

Substitutes

  • 06 Bilel
  • 12 Ferdinand
  • 04 Hall
  • 21 Sturrock
  • 26 Sampson
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 5,601

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

5 4

Corners

10 5

Fouls

2 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +9:49 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +9:04

The ball is crossed by Peter Gilbert, Bilel Mohsni gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McAllister. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

90:00 +8:55

Centre by Michael Timlin, Matthew Richards manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +8:19

The ball is delivered by Chris Barker.

90:00 +7:24 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Wroe on for Jon Taylor.

90:00 +7:14

The ball is sent over by Kane Ferdinand, clearance made by Carl Regan.

90:00 +6:45

David Martin crosses the ball, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +5:40

A cross is delivered by David Martin.

90:00 +4:51

Centre by David Martin, comfortable save by Chris Neal.

90:00 +3:25

Jermaine Grandison delivers the ball, Michael Timlin makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, save made by Chris Neal.

90:00 +1:13

David Martin crosses the ball, save by Chris Neal.

90:00 +0:08

Ryan Hall produces a cross, Jon Taylor makes a clearance.

89:02

Centre by Chris Barker. The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Carl Regan makes a clearance.

86:13 Substitution

Substitution Terry Gornell is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.

85:32

Shot from a long way out by Michael Timlin goes wide of the left-hand post.

82:46 Booking

Booking Michael Timlin receives a caution.

81:21

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Neal.

81:21 Substitution

Substitution Kane Ferdinand is brought on as a substitute for JP Kalala.

81:21

Assist on the goal came from Matthew Richards.

81:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Grandison - Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Southend Jermaine Grandison scores a headed goal from close range. Shrewsbury 2-1 Southend.

81:01

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner,

79:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Timlin on Matthew Richards. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

79:08

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jermaine Grandison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

78:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Chris Barker. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

77:53

David McAllister produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

70:01

Chris Neal takes the free kick.

70:01 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Carl Regan coming on for Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

70:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Dickinson on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

68:54

Mark Wright crosses the ball, clearance made by JP Kalala.

67:21

Corner taken by Matthew Richards, clearance by Bilel Mohsni. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Timlin. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line.

65:58

Liam Dickinson provided the assist for the goal.

65:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Hall - Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Southend Ryan Hall finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-1 Southend.

63:59

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Liam Dickinson results in a free kick. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

63:53

The ball is crossed by David Martin, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

63:24 Booking

Booking Chris Neal is cautioned by the ref for time wasting.

62:53

Shot from just outside the box by Elliot Benyon misses to the right of the goal.

61:42

JP Kalala crosses the ball.

61:30

Peter Gilbert produces a cross, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

60:57

The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy. David Martin produces a cross, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Matthew Richards, clearance made by David Martin.

59:44

Liam Dickinson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

57:12

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the right by-line, Liam Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

57:12 Substitution

Substitution Mark Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Bilel Mohsni.

57:12

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Grandison, clearance made by Chris Barker.

55:47 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Hall replaces Anthony Grant.

55:07

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball, clearance made by Peter Gilbert.

53:34

The ball is swung over by David Martin, Chris Neal manages to make a clearance.

52:11 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Southend Penalty taken right-footed by James Collins and scored. Shrewsbury 1-0 Southend.

50:57

Jermaine Grandison crosses the ball, Peter Gilbert concedes a Penalty for a foul on James Collins.

49:41

Anthony Grant crosses the ball.

48:11

James Collins produces a cross, Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Barker.

47:25

The referee blows for offside against James Collins. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.

47:09

Joe Jacobson produces a cross, clearance by Chris Barker.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:33

Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

44:34

The ball is sent over by James Collins, blocked by Mark Phillips. Corner from left by-line crossed in by Mark Wright, save by Glenn Morris. David McAllister takes a shot. Mark Phillips gets a block in.

43:50

Anthony Grant takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.

43:27

The ball is crossed by Jon Taylor, David Martin manages to make a clearance.

42:35

The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy. The ball is crossed by Mark Wright, clearance by Sean Clohessy. Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, clearance by JP Kalala.

41:14

Joe Jacobson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

39:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by David Martin. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

38:07

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Grandison, clearance by Chris Barker.

37:08

Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on David McAllister. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

35:54

David McAllister has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:57

Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

32:57 Booking

Booking Liam Dickinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

32:24

Liam Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps.

30:58

David Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

27:55

Glenn Morris takes the free kick.

27:55 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee sends off Marvin Morgan for serious foul play.

27:43

JP Kalala fouled by Marvin Morgan, the ref awards a free kick.

26:18

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, Michael Timlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25:27

Jon Taylor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

23:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Martin.

21:18

The ball is delivered by David Martin, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by David Martin from the right by-line, save made by Chris Neal.

19:59

Jermaine Grandison delivers the ball, blocked by David Martin. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, Peter Gilbert makes a clearance.

17:35

Jon Taylor produces a cross, save made by Glenn Morris.

15:02

Matthew Richards delivers the ball.

14:17

James Collins takes a shot. Chris Barker gets a block in. Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by JP Kalala.

13:51

Centre by Marvin Morgan, Peter Gilbert manages to make a clearance.

12:57

James Collins delivers the ball, Mark Wright takes a shot. Comfortable save by Glenn Morris.

11:05

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Liam Dickinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

9:46

A cross is delivered by Marvin Morgan.

8:55

David Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

8:35

Jon Taylor delivers the ball, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

7:16

Centre by David Martin, Ian Sharps gets a block in. David Martin takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

6:06

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Chris Neal makes a comfortable save.

4:28

James Collins is ruled offside. Glenn Morris takes the indirect free kick.

3:32

A cross is delivered by Elliot Benyon, blocked by Ian Sharps.

1:39

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

0:49

The ball is delivered by David Martin, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

0:11

David Martin takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a comfortable save.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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