Match Report


Sat 18 Sep 10

A LATE goal from Jimmy Spencer gave Morecambe their first win of the season.

Spencer produced a fine finish 17 minutes from time when he slotted home Paul Mullin's lay off to lift the Shrimps off the foot of the League 2 table.

The Shrimps struck first as Stewart Drummond gave them the lead on 20 minutes. Tony Capaldi's long throw found Mark Duffy at the far post and although his first effort mis hot the ball fell perfectly for Drummond to score from eight yards out.

Unfortunately the lead lasted less than two minutes as Southend equalised moments later. Midfielder Anthony Grant was allowed to run at the defence and let fly with a long range effort that beat Barry Roche low to his right.

The Shrimps hit back again however and scored a second on 26 minutes. Garry Hunter found Duffy and his cross was perfect for Paul Mullin to head home unmarked at the far post.

Southend levelled for a second time five minutes after the restart when Barry Corr beat Roche to a high ball in the box and the ball dropped into the empty net.

The home side went close through Lee Timlin and forced a string of corners but Morecambe hit them with a swifft break with Spencer giving them the three points.

Boss Sammy McIlroy made one change to the side that drew 1-1 with Chesterfield last week.

New signing Tony Capaldi made his debut for the Shrimps and slotted into the left back role with Andy Parrish switching to right back and Garry Hunter moving into midfield..

Southend: Morris; Gilbert, Clohessy, Barker, Mohsni; Simpson, Grant, Corr, Hall; Sturrock, Timlin. Subs: Evans, Coughlan, Paterson, Bouzid, Soares, Herd, Spencer.

Morecambe: Roche, Parrish, McCready, Haining, Capaldi; Drummond, Hunter, Duffy, Brown; Shuker, Mullin. Subs: Walker, Bentley, Stanley, Scott, Rundle, Spencer, Fleming.

    Data provided by Press Association

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