League Two
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Southend United 2-0 Portsmouth

Barry Corr
Barry Corr scored his first goal of the season to set up victory

Second-half goals from Barry Corr and on-loan Tottenham striker Shaq Coulthirst gave Southend their first win in six games.

Corr headed home following a Kevan Hurst corner and substitute Coulthirst struck in the last minute as Portsmouth lost their third league game in a row.

Both sides struggled to create chances before the break but Corr's first goal of the season gave Southend the edge.

And they made sure of the points when Coulthirst, 20, fired home a low shot.

Portsmouth's best effort came when Miles Storey saw a powerful effort blocked at his near post by goalkeeper Daniel Bentley when the game was still goalless.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Southend v Pompey

"We have lost another game of football, which is not good. It's very disappointing and it's another frustrating afternoon for us.

"We didn't do well enough in the second half. We haven't defended the set piece well enough and when the goal goes in we haven't recovered.

"You have to stick together, you have to have desire and belief.

"We have to keep believing that we can do it and we have to stick together as a group and work our way through it."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 5Thompson
  • 23Williams
  • 6Prosser
  • 2White
  • 19PayneBooked at 65minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 79'minutes
  • 22DeeganBooked at 45mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 14HurstSubstituted forWorrallat 73'minutes
  • 10Corr
  • 11WestonSubstituted forCoulthirstat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ibenfeldt
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16C Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 16RobinsonBooked at 84mins
  • 3Whatmough
  • 15Wynter
  • 17ShoreyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forButlerat 72'minutes
  • 21DunneBooked at 44mins
  • 8WallaceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAgyemangat 79'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 14StoreySubstituted forBarchamat 61'minutes
  • 11Holmes
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 5Devera
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 33Close
  • 34Butler
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
7,023

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Portsmouth 0.

(Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jerome Williams.

Jerome Williams (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Barcham (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Portsmouth 0. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Worrall.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jerome Williams.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Myles Weston.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Booking

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt missed. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Kevan Hurst.

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Dan Butler replaces Nicky Shorey.

Alex Wynter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Jack Payne (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Adam Thompson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Miles Storey.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton7610113819
2Morecambe7511126616
3Bury7421104614
4Wycombe7421105514
5Cheltenham742174314
6Cambridge7322149511
7Shrewsbury7322117411
8Southend732275211
9Northampton732287111
10Plymouth731396310
11Portsmouth731367-110
12Stevenage7313911-210
13Mansfield730479-29
14Tranmere7223101008
15Wimbledon72231112-18
16York715189-18
17Newport7223810-28
18Luton722357-28
19Dag & Red72141013-37
20Hartlepool721447-37
21Accrington7214813-57
22Oxford Utd7034610-43
23Exeter7034410-63
24Carlisle7034617-113
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