Morecambe handed Southend FA Cup test

Morecambe will host Southend in the FA Cup first round.
Morecambe will host Southend in the FA Cup first round.

Morecambe will host fellow League 2 side Southend in the first round of the FA Cup.

The Shrimps were the first team to be picked out of the hat in Sunday’s draw which set up the tie with the Shrimpers at the Globe Arena on Saturday, November 9.

Jim Bentley’s side have an impressive record against the Essex outfit and are yet to taste defeat against them in seven League 2 meetings.

The Shrimps have won six of those games, including a 3-1 victory at Roots Hall at the beginning of September.