Andrew Fleming struck the only goal of the game as Morecambe ended their season with victory over Southend.

Fleming's goal came after he robbed home defender Sean Clohessy, as he attempted to let the ball run out of play, before slotting home from close range.

Ryan Cresswell headed over for Southend and Gavin Tomlin's effort was well saved by visiting keeper Barry Roche.

Defeat means Southend managed just one win in their last 10 league matches.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"The first 30-35 minutes, we were throwing everything at the opposition. To be brutally honest we should have been two, even three ahead.

"But when you don't score you've always got to make sure the back door is closed.

"Unfortunately, our most consistent player of the season [Sean Clohessy] made a mistake [and] it was almost as if all the insecurities of playing at Roots Hall came flooding home.

"It's bitterly disappointing. We did the same last year. We were in the play-offs the majority of the season and fell by the way."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Southend

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Straker
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser
  • 18 Leonard
  • 12 Lund
  • 14 Hurst Booked
  • 07 Eastwood (Assombalonga - 57' )
  • 10 Corr (Njie - 84' )
  • 21 Tomlin (Pinnock - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 15 Phillips
  • 26 Laird
  • 34 Pinnock
  • 35 Auger
  • 20 Assombalonga
  • 32 Njie

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining
  • 08 Wright
  • 22 Parrish
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 20 Mwasile (Burrow - 62' )
  • 09 Alessandra (Holroyd - 56' )
  • 10 Williams
  • 27 Redshaw (McDonald - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 21 McGowan
  • 18 McDonald
  • 19 McGee
  • 14 Burrow
  • 26 Holroyd
Ref: Lewis
Att: 5,081

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

5 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:38 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:58

Seedy Njie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target. Mitch Pinnock takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Holroyd.

90:00 +2:15

Foul by Jordan Burrow on Ryan Cresswell, free kick awarded. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:42

Luke Prosser challenges Jordan Burrow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

90:00 +1:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Holroyd. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:29

Mitch Pinnock challenges Stewart Drummond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Shot by Andrew Fleming from outside the box goes high over the target.

87:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Prosser by Jordan Burrow. Free kick taken by Anthony Straker.

87:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Straker by Andrew Fleming. Ryan Leonard restarts play with the free kick.

86:16

The ball is sent over by Anthony Straker, Barry Roche makes a save.

85:55

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy.

84:42

Britt Assombalonga challenges Andrew Parrish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

83:54

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

83:54 Substitution

Substitution Seedy Njie on for Barry Corr.

83:54

Ryan Leonard is caught offside.

80:45

The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Gary McDonald. Kevan Hurst takes a outswinging corner to the near post, save made by Barry Roche.

79:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Barry Corr. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

79:09

Jordan Burrow challenges Anthony Straker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Jack Redshaw goes off and Gary McDonald comes on.

77:36

The ball is swung over by Kevan Hurst.

75:12

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, clearance made by Jordan Burrow.

74:13

Kevan Hurst decides to take the corner short. Anthony Straker crosses the ball.

71:54

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Williams, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

70:46

Will Haining concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Corr. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

69:30

Mitch Pinnock delivers the ball, Barry Corr produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

69:12

Mitch Pinnock crosses the ball, clearance by Andrew Wright.

67:36

The ball is sent over by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Ryan Leonard.

67:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Redshaw by Matthew Lund. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

66:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Parrish by Britt Assombalonga. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Mitch Pinnock on for Gavin Tomlin.

63:02

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Lund manages to make a clearance.

61:46 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow on for Joe Mwasile.

60:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Gavin Tomlin. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

58:52

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

55:41 Substitution

Substitution Freddy Eastwood goes off and Britt Assombalonga comes on.

55:41 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Chris Holroyd coming on for Lewis Alessandra.

55:41

Effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Leonard misses to the left of the target.

55:09

Foul by Andrew Wright on Gavin Tomlin, free kick awarded. Freddy Eastwood takes the direct free kick.

53:41

Centre by Sean Clohessy, Robbie Threlfall makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Freddy Eastwood from the right by-line, Header by Matthew Lund from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

52:59

Effort from the edge of the box by Lewis Alessandra goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

48:36

Anthony Straker produces a cross, clearance made by Andrew Parrish. Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

47:25

Joe Mwasile fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:52 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:15

The official flags Barry Corr offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

41:47

Luke Prosser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mwasile. Strike comes in from Ryan Williams from the free kick, Paul Smith makes a save.

39:15

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the left by-line, save by Paul Smith.

38:48

The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood, save made by Barry Roche.

38:28

Anthony Straker produces a cross, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall. Short corner taken by Freddy Eastwood from the right by-line.

37:42

Andrew Fleming is caught offside. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

37:21

Barry Corr is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

34:09

Andrew Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Tomlin. Free kick taken by Freddy Eastwood.

33:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Fleming - Southend 0 - 1 Morecambe Andrew Fleming gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 0-1 Morecambe.

31:26

Unfair challenge on Ryan Williams by Barry Corr results in a free kick. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

29:58

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Tomlin. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

29:33

Shot from outside the box by Andrew Fleming misses to the left of the target.

29:00

Effort from just outside the box by Barry Corr goes over the bar.

28:29

A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall.

28:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Threlfall by Barry Corr. Will Haining takes the free kick.

26:57

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, Barry Corr takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

22:13

Effort on goal by Barry Corr from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:01

A cross is delivered by Freddy Eastwood.

21:45

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

20:39

Lewis Alessandra produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Prosser.

19:30

Andrew Wright takes the direct free kick.

19:30 Booking

Booking Kevan Hurst goes into the book.

19:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevan Hurst on Lewis Alessandra.

18:57

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy, save by Barry Roche.

17:38

Ryan Cresswell has a header from close range and clears the crossbar. Corner taken right-footed by Freddy Eastwood. Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Parrish.

17:03

Robbie Threlfall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Freddy Eastwood.

12:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Freddy Eastwood on Robbie Threlfall. Will Haining takes the free kick.

10:28

Gavin Tomlin is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

7:39

Anthony Straker produces a cross, Barry Roche makes a save.

2:46

Kevan Hurst is ruled offside. Will Haining takes the free kick.

2:06

Effort from just outside the area by Lewis Alessandra goes over the bar.

1:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by Barry Corr. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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