League Two
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Southend United 3-0 Chesterfield

Southend ran out comfortable winners over Chesterfield to leapfrog them into fourth in League Two.

The hosts went in front when Luke O'Neill's cross-field pass set Anthony Straker in the clear, who in turn squared for Kevan Hurst to tap in.

Two goals in two minutes sealed the game for the Shrimpers when Ryan Leonard rounded Tommy Lee to slot in before Barry Corr's lobbed effort.

Chesterfield's Marc Richards then had a penalty saved by Daniel Bentley.

Richards had the chance to score from the spot when Gary Roberts was pushed by Hurst, but his miss compounded their misery.

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Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Southend boss Brown

"I think it was a great, great result. We were standing up to everything they threw at us.

"The whole team performed well today and none more so than Dan Bentley, who stood up to a barrage of efforts when we, in effect, had seen the game off.

"We are proving to ourselves that we can match anybody, so long as we are in the right frame of mind.

"What the players have shown today is how focused they were on beating Chesterfield. We can now enjoy the moment and get back to it next week."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 32O'NeillSubstituted forThompsonat 44'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 5Phillips
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forEastwoodat 80'minutes
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forWoodrowat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 33Woodrow

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 3Smith
  • 12RyanBooked at 53mins
  • 23EvattBooked at 32mins
  • 6CooperBooked at 73mins
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGnanduilletat 57'minutes
  • 5MorsyBooked at 1mins
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forDoyleat 74'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forGardnerat 64'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 15Humphreys
  • 17Doyle
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 22Brown
  • 26Gardner
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
6,256

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Chesterfield 0.
Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).
Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke Prosser.
Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Michael Timlin.
Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).
Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).
Nathan Smith (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).
Nathan Smith (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Anthony Straker.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Marc Richards.

Booking

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).
Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
Penalty saved! Marc Richards (Chesterfield) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Kevan Hurst (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Chesterfield. Gary Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Oliver Banks.
Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Chesterfield 0. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Chesterfield 0. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Timlin.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jay O'Shea.
Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Hand ball by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).
Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).
Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 1, Chesterfield 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 1, Chesterfield 0.
Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Straker.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Adam Thompson replaces Luke O'Neill because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Gary Roberts.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Oliver Banks.
Attempt blocked. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2613941448
2Rochdale2614481046
3Burton261376646
4Southend2613671245
5Chesterfield2512851544
6Fleetwood2514291144
7Oxford Utd2511951442
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth269710-634
12Cheltenham26899-433
13York277119032
14Wimbledon268810-232
15Exeter259511-332
16Hartlepool268711-631
17Mansfield277911-930
18Accrington267811-729
19Bury2661010-428
20Wycombe257711-428
21Portsmouth2661010-928
22Bristol Rovers256910-427
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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