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Southend hold Morecambe but Mark Molesley admits only wins will do

Posted Wednesday, April 07, 2021 by PA23 hits

Mark Molesley admitted Southend need to turn draws into wins as they continued their fight for Football League safety with a creditable 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Morecambe.A goal from Timothee Dieng gave the Shrimpers a dream start against Derek Adams’s high-fliers but a superb Cole Stockton leveller early in the second half earned the home side a share of the spoils to keep Southend f...Full Story »

Mark Molesley insists Southend can still stay up despite defeat to Carlisle

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA21 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley feels his side can still stay up despite suffering a 2-0 defeat to Carlisle at Roots Hall.The second-from-bottom Shrimpers are five points from safety with just seven games to go.But Molesley is certain Southend can work their way out of trouble.“We can absolutely still stay up,” said Molesley.“Today was a stark reminder that if we take our eye of...Full Story »

Mark Molesley hails survival spirit as Southend beat Harrogate

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley believes his team’s battling 1-0 win at Harrogate proved they have the fight to beat the drop from Sky Bet League Two.Ashley Nathaniel-George wrapped up victory in the 69th minute as the Shrimpers went a fourth game unbeaten and closed the gap on third-bottom Barrow to three points.A delighted Molesley said: “At this stage of the season in the situation...Full Story »

Mark Molesley admits Southend are running out of chances in survival bid

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA18 hits

Boss Mark Molesley admitted Southend are running out of opportunities to preserve their Football League status after a late equaliser saw them forced to settle for one point rather than three at Scunthorpe.Ashley Nathaniel-George looked to have earned the Shrimpers a first win in six matches from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time, only for Alfie Beestin to break into a crowded box and slot h...Full Story »

Mark Molesley retains the belief Southend can win the battle against relegation

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA18 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley is certain his shot-shy side can still stay up despite drawing 0-0 with Stevenage at Roots Hall.The second from bottom Shrimpers have now gone five games without a goal.But Molesley, whose side sit two points behind Barrow having played three games more than their relegation rivals, is still hopeful his side can get out of trouble.“You can’t hide from o...Full Story »

Mark Molesley left frustrated by Southend’s draw at Oldham

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA19 hits

Disappointed Southend boss Mark Molesley rued missed chances and the woodwork as his battling side drew 0-0 at Oldham.The Shrimpers had 15 attempts on target and hit the crossbar twice at Boundary Park but their single point return wasn’t enough to stop them dropping back into the relegation places.Molesley said: “Clearly the stats speak for themselves.“We created enough chance...Full Story »

Mark Molesley frustrated as Nile Ranger’s return lasts just 11 minutes

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA18 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley was left frustrated as Nile Ranger’s return to action lasted just 11 minutes during Southend’s drab 0-0 draw with Salford at Roots Hall.The controversial striker – who had not played professionally since January 2018 – came on as a second-half substitute for the Shrimpers.But the forward soon had to make way.“We’ve been doing a l...Full Story »

Mark Molesley rues ‘freak moment’ as Southend go down

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA16 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley was left ruing a “freak moment” in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Bolton at Roots Hall.An 82nd-minute goal from Bolton substitute Shaun Miller secured a third successive win for the visitors.But Molesley could not believe how the goal came around as Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley failed to deal with a high ball inside the six-yard box.“I last saw...Full Story »

Mark Molesley hails struggling Southend’s stalemate at leaders Cambridge

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA22 hits

Mark Molesley hailed his struggling Southend side’s performance as they enjoyed a strong week following Saturday’s much-needed goalless League Two draw at leaders Cambridge.The Shrimpers followed up their 1-0 victory at Newport in midweek with a stalemate at the Abbey Stadium in one of only two fourth tier matches that beat the weather.The draw lifts Molesley’s side to 22nd in ...Full Story »

Mark Molesley treating every game as a cup final after Southend secure vital win

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley is treating every game as a cup final after the Shrimpers lifted themselves off the bottom of League Two with a 1-0 win at Newport.Having lost their last four games they needed to find a way to stay in touch with the teams above them and a 74th-minute free-kick from Tom Clifford earned them the points.“Every game from now on we have to treat as a cup final an...Full Story »

Mark Molesley ‘needs reinforcements quickly’ after punishing day at Port Vale

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2021 by PA35 hits

Mark Molesley insists his Southend side need reinforcements before the end of the transfer window following their 5-1 humbling at Port Vale.Bottom of the Sky Bet League Two table, the Shrimpers shipped four before half-time and manager Molesley maintained he needs some new blood if they are to have a chance of avoiding relegation.“It was the worst performance we’ve had since I’...Full Story »

Mark Molesley hails struggling Southend’s determination after vital Barrow win

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2021 by PA26 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley praised his side’s determination following their vital 1-0 Sky Bet League Two victory against relegation rivals Barrow at Roots Hall.On-loan Portsmouth forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild scored the only goal of the game after just three minutes to clinch maximum points.But the Shrimpers played out the final 38 minutes with 10 men after experienced defender Greg ...Full Story »

Resurgent Southend delivered Christmas present for absent fans – Mark Molesley

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA32 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley feels his team “delivered a Christmas present” to the club’s supporters with their 2-0 win against Colchester.First-half goals from Simeon Akinola and Timothee Dieng saw resurgent Southend move off the foot of the Sky Bet League Two table.And Molesley dedicated the Essex derby victory at Roots Hall to the fans watching from home.“The message...Full Story »

Southend manager Mark Molesley to check on Sam Hart and Simeon Akinola

Posted Monday, December 14, 2020 by PA29 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley must assess the fitness of Sam Hart and Simeon Akinola ahead of the clash with Grimsby after their long-awaited appearances on Saturday.The recent signings both appeared after the lifting of the club’s registration embargo, but neither lasted 90 minutes after an enforced spell on the sidelines and may not start a second match so soon.Kyle Taylor returned as a...Full Story »

Mark Molesley says Southend fans made the difference in win over Scunthorpe

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA29 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley hailed the returning Roots Hall faithful after the Shrimpers’ 1-0 win against Scunthorpe.James Olayinka bagged the only goal of the game 10 minutes from time as rock-bottom Southend secured their first home league win of the season.Molesley felt having fans back inside the ground for the first time since March proved key.“You saw the difference today,&r...Full Story »

Players going ‘above and beyond’ for depleted Southend, says Mark Molesley

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by PA50 hits

Mark Molesley hailed his “threadbare” Southend side after they ended a 16-game and eight-month wait for a win by giving him his first victory as Shrimpers manager with a 1-0 triumph at Walsall.Emile Acquah halted a run of six straight league defeats for Sky Bet League Two’s bottom side by firing home an 88th-minute winner, not long after Elijah Adebayo had hit the bar with a pe...Full Story »

Mark Molesley urges struggling Southend to pick up results after another defeat

Posted Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by PA17 hits

Struggling Southend boss Mark Molesley hit out at his players after a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Bradford.The Football League’s basement boys suffered their sixth straight defeat, scoring just once in that dire streak, at Valley Parade.Callum Cooke, Elliot Watt and Harry Pritchard did the damage in an impressive first-half assault for the hosts.Molesley said: “I’m disappointed...Full Story »

Mark Molesley to pick strongest side against newcomers Harrogate

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020 by PA50 hits

Southend manager Mark Molesley will revert to his strongest line-up for the visit of League Two newcomers Harrogate.Molesley made eight changes for the midweek EFL Trophy defeat to West Ham Under-21s with only centre-back John White, left-back Richard Taylor and winger Terrell Egbri surviving from the weekend’s Carabao Cup tie with Gillingham.Defender Nathan Ralph played 45 minutes in midw...Full Story »

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