JACK Redshaw grabbed the headlines one again with the winner in this tight game at the Globe Arena.
The young striker scored his third goal in two games to give Jim Bentley’s side their third win in four games.
Redshaw was in the right place at the right time to drill home the loose ball from eight yards out after Andy Wright’s right wing cross had been headed back across goal by Richard Brodie.
The Shrimps were left to hang on in the final minutes after Brodie was sent off for kicking out at Sean Clohessy and Kevan Hurst almost gave the Shrimps a share of the spills with an effort deep into injury time.
The first half saw few clear cut chances with both defences very much on top.
Kevin Ellison produced the fist moment of note when he cut inside to swing a left foot shot wide of the right hand post before Jack Redshaw drilled an effort narrowly wide from 25 yards.
Southend hit back with Ryan Cresswell heading a Kevan Hurst cross just over from six yards and Britt Assombalonga dragging an effort wide of the right hand post after cutting inside from the left.
As the half came to a close Morecambe enjoyed a period on top with Anthony Straker producing a vital block from Gary McDonald’s shot and Hurst doing well to foil Ellison in the box as he threatened to fire in on goal.
Morecambe: Roche; Wright, Fenton, Haining, Mustoe (rep Parrish 90); Drummond, Fleming, McDonald; Ellison, Redshaw (rep McCready 90), Alessandra (rep Brodie 74). Subs not used: Arestidou, McGee, Burrow.
Booked: Mustoe, Haining.
Sent off: Brodie.
Southend: Smith, Clohessy, Cresswell, Barker, Straker; Tomlin, Leonard (rep Phillips 89), Timlin (rep Spicer 49), Hurst, Martin (rep Clarke-Harrris 83); Assombalonga. Subs not used: Coughlan, Eastwood, Bentley, Benyon.