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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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Sky Bet League 2
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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37