Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 2.
Southend beat lowly Tranmere to record their third consecutive League Two win and move to within three points of the automatic promotion places.
A close-range effort by Jack Payne and a Will Aimson own goal put the Shrimpers in control before the break.
Max Power pulled a goal back for the hosts from the penalty spot in the second half after Cian Bolger brought down Shamir Fenelon.
Tranmere are in the bottom two and six points adrift of safety.
- 29AimsonBooked at 75mins
- 3RidehalghBooked at 48minsSubstituted forOdejayiat 73'minutes
- 30Jahraldo-MartinSubstituted forKoumasat 73'minutes
- 15BolgerBooked at 53mins
- 18LeonardSubstituted forCliffordat 45'minutes
- 8TimlinBooked at 62mins
- 14HurstSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 80'minutes
- Carl Berry
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 2.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marcus Holness.
Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steven Jennings.
Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).
Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John White (Southend United).
Substitution, Southend United. Jerome Williams replaces Kevan Hurst.
Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).
Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.