League One
Southend2Scunthorpe1

Southend United 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Southend left-back Ben Coker scored the winner and created the other as the Shrimpers came from behind to beat Scunthorpe and record successive wins for the first time this season.

Gary McSheffrey brought the ball down on the edge of the area before putting Scunthorpe ahead with a curled finish.

Coker set up captain Michael Timlin to stroke the equaliser home, while Paddy Madden struck the post for the Iron.

Coker burst into the area 15 minutes from time to fire home the winner.

Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Robins on Southend v Scunthorpe United

"We spoke about them and the long ball tactic and how we need to cope with that first.

"We've defended okay, okay to a point, but the two goals have been horrendous goals to concede."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 24O'Neill
  • 15Bolger
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganBooked at 61mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forWestonat 86'minutes
  • 23PigottSubstituted forHuntat 58'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forReaat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20Rea

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 18King
  • 23Wallace
  • 3LairdBooked at 71mins
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessBooked at 90mins
  • 17LolleySubstituted forvan Veenat 54'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 64mins
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forAdelakunat 81'minutes
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,708

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces David Mooney.

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack King (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Timlin (Southend United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces David Worrall.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Noel Hunt.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
View full League One table

Top Stories