The Shrimps and the Shrimpers shared the spoils as Morecambe and Southend drew 1-1 on the Mazuma Stadium.
Timothee Dieng’s 18th-minute objective gave the battling guests the benefit just for Cole Stockton to earn a degree for the house facet, who had been searching for a win to take them into the automated promotion spots.
Southend began the sport properly and took a deserved lead on 18 minutes when a right-wing cross from Elvis Bwomono break up the Morecambe defence and Dieng discovered himself in house to go previous Kyle Letheren.
Morecambe then struggled to seek out their approach again into the sport because the guests packed their defence and made a string of high-quality blocks.
Stockton went shut with a shot on the flip from the sting of the world and Harry Davis looped a header over the bar from a very good opening.
However the house facet seemed a lot sharper after the break and levelled with a shocking volley from Stockton from 25 yards that beat keeper Mark Oxley low to his left.
Morecambe pressed for the winner, with Aaron Wildig and John O’Sullivan firing efforts over the bar and Oxley saving well from Stockton, however Southend held on for a very good level as they maintained their struggle for Soccer League security.