Morecambe picked up their first victory since Boxing Day at the expense of Southend, who are now winless in nine.

Ryan Leonard gave the visitors the lead by heading Kevan Hurst's cross into the top corner, his seventh of the season.

Winger Kevin Ellison levelled from a narrow angle following a mix-up in the Shrimpers defence.

Substitute Jack Redshaw won it with a fine finish, his first touch, and just seconds after the away side wasted a golden opportunity at the other end.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"We were beaten by a little bit of nous to tell you the truth, a little bit of experience. They've turned us on a regular basis and we had our back four facing our own goal for the majority of the second half.

"If that's what it takes to win a game of football at this level, then we have to learn that one, instead of playing all the pretty football. Trying to pass it on a pitch that wasn't conducive towards playing good football is not the right way to play."

"We had chances at the end, but they had chances at the beginning of the second half. We threw men forward to try and get that opportunity to equalise and possibly the winner, but it wasn't to be."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 16 Drummond
  • 15 McCready
  • 05 Hughes
  • 17 Fleming Booked
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 09 Sampson (Marshall - 85' )
  • 27 Amond (Redshaw - 66' )
  • 11 Ellison Booked (Wright - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 08 Wright
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Marshall
  • 22 Parrish
  • 25 Arestidou

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 12 Atkinson (Barnard - 61' )
  • 05 Phillips
  • 32 Egan
  • 08 Timlin (Clifford - 52' )
  • 18 Leonard (Laird - 71' )
  • 10 Corr
  • 14 Hurst
  • 11 Straker

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 16 Clifford
  • 21 Payne
  • 29 Gomis
  • 39 Barnard
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 1,608

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

4 4

Corners

7 5

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 2, Southend United 1.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Southend United 1.

90:00 +4:07

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:43

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:43

Foul by John White (Southend United).

90:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

89:10

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

87:50

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

85:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Kevin Ellison.

84:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Jack Sampson.

83:42

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

82:21

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

82:21

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:56 Booking

Booking Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

80:50

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:50

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

80:18

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

79:43

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marc Laird.

72:04

Foul by John White (Southend United).

72:04

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:01

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Ryan Leonard.

69:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 2, Southend United 1. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Sampson.

68:45

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:23

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

68:03

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:41

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Padraig Amond.

65:49

John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:49

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

65:12

Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

64:23

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:23

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

63:46

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

63:46

Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:39

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62:19

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

62:04

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Will Atkinson.

59:17

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:56

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John White.

58:24

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

58:24

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:43

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:56

Foul by John White (Southend United).

54:56

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:00

Chris McCready (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:58

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

51:25

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John Egan.

51:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Michael Timlin.

50:41

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

50:04

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

48:27

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46:54

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John White.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 1, Southend United 1.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 1, Southend United 1.

45:00 +1:28

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

45:00 +1:28

Chris McCready (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:03

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

45:00 +0:44

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:44

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:44

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

41:20

Attempt missed. Mark Phillips (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

40:54

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

36:36

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:02

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

33:02

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Southend United 1. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Padraig Amond.

23:28

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

22:57

Attempt missed. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

21:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

21:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

21:20

Delay in match Ryan Leonard (Southend United) because of an injury.

21:03 Booking

Booking Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

21:00

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:32

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

16:07

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:07

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

13:17

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

12:18

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:18

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

11:49

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

11:49

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Southend United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

6:18

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

6:18

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:39

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

1:32

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

1:32

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:40

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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