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Last Time Out: Morecambe

6 March 2014

A look at our two meetings against Morecambe this season

Blues have met Morecambe twice so far this campaign, once in the league, and once in the FA Cup, with the game in the cup bringing about the club’s first ever win against the Shrimps.

In the reverse league fixture, Morecambe came out on top at Roots Hall, bringing about Blues’ first home league defeat of the 2013/14 season.

Kevan Hurst opened the scoring, against his former club, with a well taken goal on the half-hour mark, but five minutes later, Andrew Fleming equalised with a curling effort.

Fleming then stunned the home crowd early in the second-half with his second of the game, before nine minutes later Jack Sampson made it 3-1.

Barry Roche pulled of a stunning save to tip over Cauley Woodrow’s fine strike, before Robbie Threlfall was sent off for the visitors.

Despite the man advantage, Blues couldn’t find a way back into the game.

Southend United – Bentley, White, Phillips, Prosser, Coker, Hurst, Timlin (Atkinson 62), Leonard, Straker (Payne 74), Eastwood, Woodrow (Corr 61) 
Subs not used – Smith, Reid, Clifford, Auger.

In the second meeting between the sides, Blues finally won their first ever game against Morecambe, with Anthony Straker scoring twice.

The winger opened the scoring early on as he turned home Kevan Hurst’s fine cross.

He then doubled his tally, and Blues’ lead, with a deflected strike after being teed up by Michael Timlin.

Daniel Bentley made a couple of excellent saves in the second-half to maintain Blues’ two goal advantage.

The game was sealed when Ryan Leonard ran through and drilled the ball into the bottom corner for his first goal of the season.

Blues: Bentley; White, Kiernan, Prosser, Coker; Atkinson, Timlin, Leonard; Corr, Hurst, Straker.
Subs not used: Smith, Payne, Reid, Auger, Woodrow, Laird, Thompson.
 

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