Shrimps take off: Match Review

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Morecambe won their first league match of the season at the seventh time of asking after winning the first ever encounter between themselves and Southend, as they ran out 3-2 victors.

Morecambe resisted early Southend pressure and opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Stewart Drummond netted after Mark Duffy drove his initial shot from loan debutant Tony Capaldi's long throw into the ground.

The lead lasted just a minute before Blues equalised when a long ball forward picked out Anthony Grant and the midfielder blasted a 35-yard effort low into the bottom right corner for his fourth goal in four league games.

It took the Shrimps five minutes to regain the lead as Paul Mullin headed in unmarked at the far post from three yards out from Duffy's centre from the right.

Southend levelled for a second time in the 51st minute when loan debutant Michael Timlin's free-kick was headed back across goal by Bilel Mohsni for Barry Corr to outjump Barry Roche and nod home from close range.

But Morecambe went back in front after 72 minutes when substitute Jimmy Spencer shot low into the bottom left-hand corner from 14 yards from Mullin's cross, and this time there was no way back for the Shrimpers.

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Barry Roche
Barry Corr
Michael Timlin
Paul Mullin
Tony Capaldi
Anthony Grant
League Two
Mark Duffy
Stewart Drummond
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