Britt Assombalonga's late goal enabled Southend to overcome Wycombe for their first league win in four games.

Dean Morgan had given the hosts the lead against his former club, coolly finishing off Matt McClure's delivery.

But the Shrimpers pulled level thanks to Barry Corr, who tapped home following Kevan Hurst's corner.

And Assombalonga's fine solo effort five minutes from time completed the comeback to earn the Johnstone's Paint Trophy finalists three points.

Defeat for the Chairboys was their third in a row, while Southend's win left them just two points outside the play-off places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"It was a stodgy first half - the excitement of Wednesday night (ensuring a trip to Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy), looked as if it was going to take its toll.

"But the boys rolled their sleeves up the second half and stuck to the game-plan. We started to dominate and we could have went on and scored a few more.

"It wasn't a calf injury (for Chris Barker), it was an Achilles, we don't know how bad it is. There are a couple of players that got knocks. Reeves pulled something and Leonard felt his hamstring again.

"That would be a blow because Leonard's second-half performance was strong, he did all the right things."

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Saturday, 23 February 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wycombe 1-2 Southend FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Morgan 7
  • Corr 53
  • Assombalonga 85

Wycombe

  • 36 Archer
  • 05 Winfield
  • 18 Dunne
  • 23 Harryman
  • 27 Stewart
  • 08 Lewis
  • 09 Spring
  • 11 Wood
  • 17 Grant (Andrade 89)
  • 20 Morgan (Kuffour 77)
  • 29 McClure

Substitutes

  • 21 Harrison,
  • 19 McCoy,
  • 34 Hause,
  • 07 Ainsworth,
  • 12 Andrade,
  • 15 Oli,
  • 22 Kuffour

Southend

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 04 Spillane
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser
  • 18 Leonard (Lund 77)
  • 23 Barker (Straker 38)
  • 11 Mayor (Reeves 78)
  • 14 Hurst
  • 10 Corr yellow card
  • 20 Assombalonga yellow card

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley,
  • 03 Straker,
  • 27 Reeves,
  • 12 Lund,
  • 30 Woodyard,
  • 07 Eastwood,
  • 09 Harris
Ref: KettleAtt: 3,518
WYCOMBE
SOUTHEND

Possession

  • Wycombe 54%
  • Southend 46%

Attempts on target

  • Wycombe 1
  • Southend 4

Attempts off target

  • Wycombe 10
  • Southend 2

Corners

  • Wycombe 8
  • Southend 7

Fouls

  • Wycombe 11
  • Southend 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:36 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+4:00 Anthony Straker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bruno Andrade. Matt Spring takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:57 Matt McClure challenges Barry Corr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Straker.
  • 90:00+1:57 Dave Winfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Corr. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 90:00+0:33 Corner taken by Matt Spring from the left by-line, Foul by Dave Winfield on Ryan Cresswell, free kick awarded. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:52 Substitution Joel Grant leaves the field to be replaced by Bruno Andrade.
  • 87:52 Unfair challenge on Dave Winfield by Britt Assombalonga results in a free kick. Michael Harriman takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles Dunne by Michael Spillane. Matt Spring takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:32 Booking Caution for Britt Assombalonga.
  • 84:36 GOAL - Britt AssombalongaWycombe 1 - 2 Southend Britt Assombalonga grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-2 Southend.
  • 83:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring from the left by-line, Paul Smith makes a save.
  • 82:54 Booking Barry Corr is shown a yellow card.
  • 82:45 Matt Spring fouled by Barry Corr, the ref awards a free kick. Jordan Archer takes the free kick.
  • 81:47 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring, clearance by Luke Prosser.
  • 81:00 Foul by Ryan Cresswell on Matt McClure, free kick awarded. Charles Dunne takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:29 Matt Spring takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 77:28 Substitution Ben Reeves replaces Danny Mayor.
  • 76:33 Substitution Matthew Lund comes on in place of Ryan Leonard.
  • 76:02 Substitution Jo Kuffour replaces Dean Morgan.
  • 75:49 Matt McClure sends in a cross, Kevan Hurst manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:04 Sam Wood has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 73:31 Dean Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst. Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.
  • 72:57 Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Ryan Leonard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joel Grant.
  • 70:46 Dean Morgan sends in a cross, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.
  • 70:05 Charles Dunne delivers the ball.
  • 67:50 Short corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, A cross is delivered by Anthony Straker, clearance made by Anthony Stewart.
  • 66:38 Unfair challenge on Charles Dunne by Britt Assombalonga results in a free kick. Charles Dunne takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:01 Michael Spillane is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jordan Archer.
  • 65:29 Effort on goal by Dean Morgan from long range goes over the bar.
  • 63:43 Sam Wood produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 62:06 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Charles Dunne manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:41 The ball is delivered by Sam Wood, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Lewis on Ryan Leonard. Barry Corr delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Sam Wood.
  • 59:51 Barry Corr takes a shot. Jordan Archer makes a save.
  • 59:05 Joel Grant crosses the ball, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:47 Centre by Joel Grant, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:58 Anthony Straker takes a shot.
  • 57:26 Kevan Hurst takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sam Wood.
  • 56:20 Danny Mayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Morgan. Free kick taken by Matt Spring.
  • 55:25 The ball is swung over by Ryan Leonard, clearance made by Dave Winfield.
  • 52:34 Ryan Cresswell provided the assist for the goal.
  • 52:34 GOAL - Barry CorrWycombe 1 - 1 Southend Barry Corr finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Wycombe 1-1 Southend.
  • 52:10 Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst,
  • 50:41 Unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst by Charles Dunne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Clohessy.
  • 50:05 Shot by Dean Morgan from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 49:50 A cross is delivered by Charles Dunne, clearance by Anthony Straker.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:31 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 42:33 Joel Grant produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 41:54 Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Dean Morgan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.
  • 40:43 Unfair challenge on Sam Wood by Barry Corr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Spring.
  • 39:50 Sam Wood has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 39:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Corr on Anthony Stewart. Jordan Archer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:38 Substitution Chris Barker leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Straker.
  • 37:11 Joel Grant sends in a cross, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 34:58 Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Save by Jordan Archer.
  • 33:09 Corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring from the right by-line, Header on goal by Dave Winfield from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 28:22 The ball is delivered by Joel Grant.
  • 27:37 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring from the right by-line to the near post, Barry Corr manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:07 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring played to the near post, Dave Winfield has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 22:48 Luke Prosser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Morgan. Dean Morgan takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:18 Foul by Stuart Lewis on Michael Spillane, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Spillane from the free kick.
  • 18:55 The referee blows for offside against Charles Dunne. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 18:30 The ball is crossed by Joel Grant, save made by Paul Smith.
  • 17:10 Corner taken by Matt Spring from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Luke Prosser.
  • 16:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Stewart on Britt Assombalonga. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
  • 15:40 Dean Morgan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 14:37 Ryan Leonard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jordan Archer takes the free kick.
  • 13:57 Charles Dunne challenges Kevan Hurst unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevan Hurst takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:37 Dean Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:29 Barry Corr is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Archer.
  • 7:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Charles Dunne. Kevan Hurst takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Charles Dunne.
  • 6:09 The assist for the goal came from Matt McClure.
  • 6:09 GOAL - Dean MorganWycombe 1 - 0 Southend A goal is scored by Dean Morgan from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-0 Southend.
  • 5:32 Centre by Ryan Leonard.
  • 4:59 Corner taken by Kevan Hurst played to the near post, save by Jordan Archer.
  • 3:46 Dean Morgan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 2:54 Britt Assombalonga concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles Dunne. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Archer.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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