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Southend United 1-0 York City

Substitute Shaq Coulthirst fired in a late penalty to secure a narrow win for Southend United against York City at Roots Hall.

Luke Summerfield almost put York ahead but his curling effort was pushed wide of the right post by Daniel Bentley.

Russ Penn piled the pressure on the hosts when his close-range header was cleared off the line by Michael Timlin.

Southend clinched three points when Coulthirst fired from the spot after Joe Pigott was felled by Brad Halliday.

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Wilcox on Southend v York City

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"At the moment the results are not marrying up with the performances unfortunately.

"That's so important whether you're at the top of the league or down at the bottom.

"It's very frustrating. I could feel that coming a little bit because we absolutely dominated the first-half but you've got to score when the opportunities come.

"If a neutral was watching today I'm sure he'd be saying we were the top team but it's important we move forward and go again."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHurstat 62'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 58'minutes
  • 32Pigott
  • 24CassidySubstituted forCoulthirstat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan

York

  • 31Olejnik
  • 17HallidayBooked at 85mins
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 28BenningBooked at 74mins
  • 12Carson
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10PennSubstituted forMontroseat 82'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 29SinclairSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes
  • 39HydeSubstituted forMorrisat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 9Fletcher
  • 14Montrose
  • 16Winfield
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Morris
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,126

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.

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

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, York City 0. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Southend United. Joe Pigott draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Carlton Morris (York City).

Booking

Brad Halliday (York City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Russell Penn.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Carlton Morris replaces Jake Hyde.

Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Myles Weston.

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Jake Cassidy.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Emile Sinclair.

Booking

Malvind Benning (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Malvind Benning (York City).

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (York City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Kevan Hurst replaces David Worrall.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury28166640182254
2Burton28166638261254
3Wycombe281411340211953
4Luton27148533201350
5Southend2814863023750
6Newport2813783633346
7Bury28135103933644
8Stevenage28125113937241
9Exeter29118103941-241
10Plymouth281171032221040
11Morecambe28108102826238
12Northampton28114134539637
13Wimbledon27107103838037
14Cambridge27106114233936
15Oxford Utd2889113236-433
16Accrington27103143648-1233
17Tranmere2779112932-330
18Portsmouth2779112833-530
19Dag & Red2886143039-930
20Carlisle2893163550-1530
21Cheltenham2879122540-1530
22York28513102733-628
23Mansfield2777132235-1328
24Hartlepool2856172249-2721
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