League Two
TranmereTranmere Rovers2SouthendSouthend United0

Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Southend United

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.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2O'ConnorSubstituted forSmithat 31'minutes
  • 5Ellis
  • 26Clarke
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forBanksat 81'minutes
  • 15Young
  • 19Feeney
  • 7Morris
  • 17KhanSubstituted forMacDonaldat 30'minutes
  • 9VaughanBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 11Blackett-Taylor
  • 13Murphy
  • 18MacDonald
  • 27Burton
  • 28Banks
  • 29Smith

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 8Dieng
  • 26Lennon
  • 12Clifford
  • 11EgbriSubstituted forRushat 87'minutes
  • 7OlayinkaSubstituted forGoodshipat 69'minutes
  • 24Demetriou
  • 28Taylor
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 18AcquahSubstituted forSterlingat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hobson
  • 10Goodship
  • 13Seaden
  • 16Phillips
  • 17Sterling
  • 21Rush
  • 22Taylor
Referee:
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Matt Rush (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Kieron Morris is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Calum MacDonald.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Goodship (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Matt Rush replaces Terrell Egbri.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Terrell Egbri (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Terrell Egbri (Southend United).

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Booking

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    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.