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Match Preview: Southend United vs. Morecambe

3 October 2014

Southend United aiming to make it five consecutive victories when Morecambe visit Roots Hall

The Lowdown

Southend United are back at Roots Hall on Saturday when they take on Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two.

The Shrimps have started the season in good form and find themselves just behind Blues in the table, by currently sitting in sixth place.

After ten Sky Bet League Two games, Morecambe have won five of them, but have suffered defeat in their last three games, losing by the same scoreline on all occasions – 1-0.

Jim Bentley’s side have however picked up creditable wins over the likes of Newport County and Oxford United already this season.

The Officials

Referee: Andy Woolmer
Assistant Referees: John O'Brien and Stephen Ross 
Fourth Official Lee Venamore

The Inside View

Phil Brown: “Jim’s one of the good guys in the game,” Brown says. “He’s done a remarkable job again so far this season. He’s got himself another strong squad in this division that knows exactly what is expected.”

Jim Bentley: “We’re playing some top sides and they’re all difficult games but we know we’re capable of beating anyone if we’re on our game. We’re in a little bit of a sticky situation at the moment but we’re still in the top seven.”

The Previous Five League Meetings

February 2012 – Morecambe 1-0 Southend United – Sky Bet League Two
October 2012 – Morecambe 1-0 Southend United – Sky Bet League Two
April 2013 – Southend United 0-1 Morecambe – Sky Bet League Two
September 2013 – Southend United 1-3 Morecambe – Sky Bet League Two
March 2014 – Morecambe 2-1 Southend United – Sky Bet League Two

The Overall Record

Southend United wins – 1; Draws – 1; Morecambe wins – 7

The Tickets

Click here for ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC. 

The Commentary

Click here to listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex.


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