Teenage striker Jordan Burrow's first league goal gave Morecambe victory over high-flying Southend.

The 19-year-old bundled the ball home from close range from Lewis Alessandra's left-wing free-kick to end a run of two successive draws.

Southend, who have never beaten Morecambe, went close through Bilel Mohsni but his looping header hit the top of the bar.

Anthony Grant missed a chance to level in injury time but shot wide.

The defeat was Southend's second in a week following the midweek reverse at Aldershot.

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Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"The conditions, with the wind and the bobbly pitch, were always going to make it difficult to be free-flowing.

"The first goal was always going to be key, we had two or three half chances just before they scored.

"The players gave 100 per cent. I don't think you could point the finger at their attitutde and their work-rate.

"Some of them didn't perform to the standards they can achieve, but I would not in any way point the finger at individuals today."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton (Reid - 45' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 Wilson (Hunter - 66' )
  • 22 Parrish
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming Booked (Alessandra - 67' )
  • 18 McDonald
  • 14 Burrow
  • 30 Carlton

Substitutes

  • 25 Kettings
  • 07 Reid
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 29 Price

Southend

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Bilel (Benyon - 77' )
  • 15 Phillips
  • 16 Prosser
  • 23 Barker Booked
  • 04 Hall
  • 08 Timlin
  • 19 Kalala (Grant - 16' )
  • 22 Dickinson
  • 26 Sampson (Martin - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Ferdinand
  • 07 Grant
  • 14 Martin
  • 31 Flood
  • 24 Benyon
Ref: Haywood
Att: 1,971

Match Stats

Shots

9 14

On target

5 5

Corners

4 1

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:44 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:53

Anthony Grant has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:46

A cross is delivered by David Martin, Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:38

Ryan Hall crosses the ball.

90:00 +0:14

Anthony Grant challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:04

The ball is delivered by Ryan Hall, clearance by Stewart Drummond.

89:49

Shot by Michael Timlin. Stewart Drummond gets a block in.

89:39

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Chris McCready.

87:33

Centre by Gary McDonald, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.

86:51

Corner taken short by Lewis Alessandra.

86:24

Corner taken short by Lewis Alessandra.

86:03

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Phillips.

84:58

The ball is swung over by David Martin, clearance made by Gary McDonald.

84:18

Liam Dickinson is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

83:50

Shot from 25 yards from Ryan Hall. Blocked by Stewart Drummond.

82:56

Danny Carlton concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Timlin. Strike comes in from Ryan Hall from the free kick.

80:12

Ryan Hall takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

77:50

Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick.

77:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Barker for unsporting behaviour.

77:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Chris Barker.

76:22 Substitution

Substitution David Martin on for Jack Sampson.

76:22 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon on for Bilel Mohsni.

74:22

The assist for the goal came from Lewis Alessandra.

74:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Burrow - Morecambe 1 - 0 Southend Jordan Burrow scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Southend.

73:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Bilel Mohsni. The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra,

73:21

The ball is delivered by Izak Reid, Mark Phillips makes a clearance.

72:03

Sean Clohessy fouled by Kevin Ellison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

71:34

The ball is delivered by Garry Hunter, save by Glenn Morris.

70:55

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Hall, Liam Dickinson takes a shot.

70:29

Liam Dickinson crosses the ball, clearance made by Garry Hunter.

66:30 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra replaces Andrew Fleming.

66:30

Bilel Mohsni fouled by Garry Hunter, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Timlin takes the free kick.

65:16 Substitution

Substitution Garry Hunter replaces Laurence Wilson.

65:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Sampson. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

63:37

Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.

63:37 Booking

Booking Andrew Fleming receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Fleming on Ryan Hall.

61:37

Ryan Hall takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

61:00

Andrew Fleming challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.

59:02

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

58:25

Michael Timlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Direct free kick taken by Laurence Wilson.

55:47

Bilel Mohsni takes a shot.

54:43

Shot from long distance by Laurence Wilson goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:27

The ball is delivered by Danny Carlton, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.

51:36

The ball is sent over by Izak Reid, Header from close in by Andrew Fleming misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +5:51 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +5:18

Jordan Burrow challenges Mark Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +3:38

Ryan Hall is adjudged to have handled the ball. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +1:20 Substitution

Substitution Izak Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nick Fenton.

45:00 +0:41

Jack Sampson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

45:00 +0:27

Bilel Mohsni sends in a cross, Andy Parrish manages to make a clearance.

42:39

Laurence Wilson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

35:57

Foul by Andrew Fleming on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Ryan Hall crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:47

Centre by Laurence Wilson, clearance made by Anthony Grant.

28:36

Laurence Wilson produces a cross, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.

27:17

Nick Fenton challenges Luke Prosser unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.

26:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Grant on Laurence Wilson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Laurence Wilson from left channel, Bilel Mohsni makes a clearance.

26:31

A cross is delivered by Andy Parrish, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.

22:43

The offside flag is raised against Danny Carlton. Chris Barker takes the free kick.

19:30

Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick. Ryan Hall produces a cross, Mark Phillips produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

18:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Drummond on Ryan Hall. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.

16:45

Liam Dickinson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

15:46

A cross is delivered by Liam Dickinson, blocked by Nick Fenton.

15:01 Substitution

Substitution JP Kalala leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Grant.

11:10

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, Nick Fenton manages to make a clearance.

8:29

Outswinging corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the left by-line, Kevin Ellison takes a shot.

8:14

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Sean Clohessy gets a block in.

6:45

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Chris Barker gets a block in.

6:08

Shot from inside the area by Bilel Mohsni clears the bar.

5:41

Ryan Hall takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Parrish.

3:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Phillips on Jordan Burrow. Free kick crossed by Laurence Wilson.

2:37

Mark Phillips challenges Jordan Burrow unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andrew Fleming from right wing, clearance made by Sean Clohessy.

2:02

Shot by Gary McDonald. Bilel Mohsni gets a block in.

1:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Fleming, Liam Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

0:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Jack Sampson. Laurence Wilson takes the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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