Jack Redshaw scored a late winner to earn Morecambe victory over Southend.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Shrimps midfielder Kevin Ellison saw his curling effort fly just wide.

The match looked to be heading towards a scoreless draw, but Andy Wright's cross eventually fell to Redshaw who drilled home for the hosts.

Richard Brodie then saw red for Morecambe, but they held on despite Kevan Hurst coming close to giving the visitors a share of the spoils.

The victory ensured Jim Bentley's side got their third win in their last four matches and ended their opponents' run of three matches unbeaten.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"I think Timlin going off was a blow to us, his influence was well missed. He can boss in there, he talks and organises and we missed that in the second half.

"Lenno (Ryan Leonard) and (Kevan) Hurst are not central midfield players and they were having to do that kind of job and (John) Spicer's been out a while.

"They really need someone who's got that type of strength and talks and pushes people around and when he (Timlin) came out of that, it was definitely a disappointment to us.

"Micheal's ankle is up like a balloon, I hope he's fit for Tuesday."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 04 Mustoe (Parrish - 90' )
  • 06 Haining Booked
  • 08 Wright
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra (Brodie - 74' Dismissed )
  • 27 Redshaw (McCready - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 19 McGee
  • 10 Brodie
  • 14 Burrow

Southend United

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Straker
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 18 Leonard (Phillips - 89' )
  • 23 Barker
  • 08 Timlin (Spicer - 49' )
  • 11 Martin (Clarke-Harris - 83' )
  • 14 Hurst
  • 20 Assombalonga
  • 21 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 15 Phillips
  • 19 Spicer
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 12 Clarke-Harris
  • 24 Benyon
Ref: Clark
Att: 1,643

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

6 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:21 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Richard Brodie.

90:00 +3:20

Chris Barker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Roche. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:20 Substitution

Substitution Christopher McCready is brought on as a substitute for Jack Redshaw.

90:00 +3:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Parrish on Kevan Hurst. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:45

Effort on goal by Kevan Hurst from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +1:35 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Parrish is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Mustoe.

90:00 +0:48 Booking

Booking Booking for Will Haining for time wasting.

87:43 Substitution

Substitution Mark Phillips comes on in place of Ryan Leonard.

87:43

The assist for the goal came from Kevin Ellison.

87:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Redshaw - Morecambe 1 - 0 Southend Jack Redshaw fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Southend.

87:43

Andrew Wright crosses the ball,

87:08

Centre by Gavin Tomlin, save made by Barry Roche.

84:57

Stewart Drummond is caught offside. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

84:13

Gary McDonald crosses the ball, save by Paul Smith. Jonson Clarke-Harris takes a shot. Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

82:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris on Gary McDonald. Will Haining takes the indirect free kick.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Jonson Clarke-Harris comes on in place of David Martin.

81:41

Andrew Wright delivers the ball, clearance made by Sean Clohessy.

80:07

Kevan Hurst has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:49

Stewart Drummond challenges Kevan Hurst unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Will Haining.

77:36

Gavin Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brodie. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

75:16

Effort on goal by Sean Clohessy from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

73:22 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Alessandra.

71:30

The ball is crossed by Andrew Wright, clearance by Kevan Hurst. Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.

70:54

Gavin Tomlin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Andrew Fleming restarts play with the free kick.

68:27

Lewis Alessandra produces a cross.

67:41

David Martin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

63:14

The ball is crossed by Stewart Drummond, clearance by Chris Barker. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming, clearance made by Chris Barker. Stewart Drummond crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Cresswell. Andrew Fleming sends in a cross, clearance by Sean Clohessy.

61:08

Jack Redshaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Straker. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

59:10

Andrew Fleming crosses the ball, clearance by Sean Clohessy. Andrew Fleming takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

57:25

Britt Assombalonga fouled by Stewart Drummond, the ref awards a free kick. Kevan Hurst shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Barry Roche.

56:13

Jack Redshaw has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

55:10

Sean Clohessy produces a cross.

53:53

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.

53:19

The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, clearance made by Anthony Straker.

52:27

Andrew Wright sends in a cross, Kevin Ellison produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

52:00

Andrew Wright delivers the ball, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

51:17

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the right by-line.

48:53 Substitution

Substitution John Spicer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Timlin.

48:27

Anthony Straker crosses the ball, Jordan Mustoe makes a clearance.

46:11

Kevin Ellison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:29

Jordan Mustoe crosses the ball, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance. Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal. Save by Paul Smith.

42:48

Close range header by Britt Assombalonga misses to the right of the goal.

39:54

Andrew Fleming crosses the ball.

39:22

Jack Redshaw sends in a cross, Sean Clohessy manages to make a clearance.

38:08

The ball is sent over by Jordan Mustoe, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

36:05

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Straker.

34:52

Foul by Ryan Leonard on Jordan Mustoe, free kick awarded. Jordan Mustoe takes the free kick. Jordan Mustoe produces a cross, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

34:19

A cross is delivered by Jordan Mustoe, save by Paul Smith.

32:24

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Straker. Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in.

31:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Fleming, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

30:19

David Martin challenges Lewis Alessandra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

29:32

Kevan Hurst takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Kevan Hurst delivers the ball.

28:09

Lewis Alessandra fouled by Michael Timlin, the ref awards a free kick. Jordan Mustoe restarts play with the free kick.

27:36

David Martin takes a shot. Clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

27:12

The ball is crossed by Stewart Drummond, clearance made by Anthony Straker.

24:23

Centre by David Martin, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance. Corner taken by Kevan Hurst played to the near post, save by Barry Roche. Anthony Straker takes a shot. Blocked by Stewart Drummond.

23:35

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst.

22:29

The ball is crossed by David Martin, clearance made by Will Haining.

21:37

The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

20:52

Gary McDonald delivers the ball.

20:06

Shot by Britt Assombalonga from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

17:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy by Lewis Alessandra. Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

16:00

Effort from just outside the box by Jack Redshaw goes over the bar.

15:11

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Cresswell.

13:53

Britt Assombalonga is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

12:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Cresswell on Jack Redshaw. Free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.

11:39

Shot on goal by Kevin Ellison from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

9:56

Andrew Fleming fouled by Michael Timlin, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Fleming takes the direct free kick.

9:09

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming played to the near post, Michael Timlin manages to make a clearance.

6:27

The ball is delivered by Gavin Tomlin, clearance by Stewart Drummond. Corner taken by Kevan Hurst. The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst. Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

4:24

Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.

4:24 Booking

Booking Jordan Mustoe receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

3:45

Foul by Jordan Mustoe on Michael Timlin, free kick awarded.

2:38

Andrew Fleming fouled by Ryan Leonard, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

2:13

The ball is swung over by David Martin, Andrew Wright gets a block in.

0:08

David Martin sends in a cross, clearance by Will Haining. Sean Clohessy sends in a cross.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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