Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Southend United 0.
Southend United remain rooted to the bottom of League Two after slumping to defeat at Tranmere Rovers.
Peter Clarke headed a 31st-minute opener for Rovers, who edged possession throughout, with their first attempt on target.
And James Vaughan added a second home goal after the break, scoring with a 25-yard shot that took a crucial deflection before finding the net.
Tranmere's win means they move up to 15th with nine points from eight games, while the Blues have just two draws from a winless eight-match start to the league season.
- 2O'ConnorSubstituted forSmithat 31'minutes
- 8SpearingSubstituted forBanksat 81'minutes
- 17KhanSubstituted forMacDonaldat 30'minutes
- 9VaughanBooked at 84mins
- 11EgbriSubstituted forRushat 87'minutes
- 7OlayinkaSubstituted forGoodshipat 69'minutes
- 18AcquahSubstituted forSterlingat 69'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Southend United 0.
Matt Rush (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).
Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Kieron Morris is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Calum MacDonald.
Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).
James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Brandon Goodship (Southend United).
Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Southend United. Matt Rush replaces Terrell Egbri.
Attempt missed. Terrell Egbri (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Taylor.
Hand ball by Terrell Egbri (Southend United).
Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Taylor with a cross.
James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).
Hand ball by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).
James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box following a corner.