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Globe Arena (ATT 1,608) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Morecambe Morecambe vs Southend United Southend

Morecambe 2

K Ellison (29)
J Redshaw (70)

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Southend 1

R Leonard (9)

Shrimps bite back at Shrimpers

Last Updated: 08/03/14 6:06pm

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Jack Redshaw: Scored with his first touch

Jack Redshaw: Scored with his first touch

Morecambe sealed their first victory since Boxing Day as they triumphed 2-1 over a Southend side who are now winless in nine.

Substitute Jack Redshaw was the hosts' matchwinner courtesy of a superb finish with his first touch of the ball after 70 minutes.

The goal came within seconds of Southend wasting a glorious chance at the other end, allowing the Shrimps to break through right-back Shaun Beeley, whose cross was expertly finished by Redshaw.

Southend went close to a late equaliser, with Barry Corr heading over from six yards out and Conor Clifford shooting just over.

Morecambe started brightly as Andy Fleming and Kevin Ellison both drilled shots wide of the target in the first few minutes but it was the home side who struck first.

Former Morecambe winger Kevan Hurst delivered an inviting cross from the left and midfielder Ryan Leonard ran on to the ball perfectly and headed into the top corner.

Hurst himself went close to a second with a curling effort which flew just past a post before Morecambe levelled after 29 minutes through Ellison.

There looked to be little danger as the ball was pumped into the Southend area but a mix-up in the visitors' defence allowed the veteran striker the chance to slot the ball past Daniel Bentley from the tightest of angles by the left-hand touchline.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39