FA Cup - First Round
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Morecambe 0-3 Southend United

Southend United eased into round two of the FA Cup at the expense of fellow League Two side Morecambe.

The Shrimpers went 2-0 up inside nine minutes at the Globe Arena, both goals coming from Anthony Straker.

He first bundled in Kevan Hurst's cross and then found the net with the help of a hefty deflection that deceived home goalkeeper Barry Roche.

Ryan Leonard's long-range effort sealed victory, while Chris McCready and Andy Wright went close for Morecambe.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's disappointing and it's not acceptable. I was brought up on cup games and really looking forward to them.

"You have that dream of getting to the third round and hopefully getting a big tie, but we haven't done enough.

"I'll hold my hands up when we've got it wrong and we got it wrong today - not just in the first 10 minutes, but the warm-up was slack and lethargic and we didn't go about our business the right way."

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

Phil Brown

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Post match: Southend boss Brown

"We knew it was going to be tough. Jim [Bentley] set his team out exactly the way we expected him too. Physical, decent football, get it into the front man early, ask questions of the defenders.

"I think we answered all the questions. I think the team looked forceful in the first half.

"We lost our way playing wise in the second half. That was down to Morecambe, they made a game of it. They put a little bit of pressure on us from set pieces.

"But we stood up to if it manfully. I was delighted to get the clean sheet."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 16Drummond
  • 15McCready
  • 22ParrishSubstituted forDiagneat 90'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 17FlemingBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSampsonat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14MarshallBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMwasileat 77'minutes
  • 27Amond
  • 11EllisonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Diagne
  • 9Sampson
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 65mins
  • 15Kiernan
  • 6Prosser
  • 18LeonardBooked at 62mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11Straker

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 5Phillips
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 24Auger
  • 33Woodrow
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,475

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Southend United 3.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Southend United 3.

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Southend United 3. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Andy Parrish because of an injury.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Robert Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Marcus Marshall.

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Andrew Fleming.

Robert Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Marcus Marshall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Chris McCready (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

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