League One
Oldham2Southend5

Oldham Athletic 2-5 Southend United

Southend United survived an Oldham fightback to defeat the League One strugglers and move up to eighth.

Jack Payne and David Mooney strikes had the visitors 2-0 ahead at the break.

David Worrall headed in Payne's shot to make it 3-0, but Michael Higdon's 12-yard strike and header from Liam Kelly's cross, just after he had missed a penalty, pulled two back for Oldham.

But from the restart Payne's cross was turned in by Will Atkinson, before Luke Prosser's six-yard header sealed it.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 24EckersleySubstituted forFullerat 54'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 6KellyBooked at 81mins
  • 32Fulton
  • 22Yeates
  • 34Higdon
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forRasuloat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 8Jones
  • 12Rasulo
  • 15Winchester
  • 30Fuller

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forReaat 53'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 14HurstBooked at 76mins
  • 10PayneBooked at 63minsSubstituted forProsserat 80'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forPigottat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 13Smith
  • 15Bolger
  • 20Rea
  • 23Pigott
  • 24O'Neill
  • 28Williams
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,301

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Giorgio Rasulo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Pigott.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Glen Rea (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke Prosser replaces Jack Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 4. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 3. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Kelly following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Oldham Athletic. Joseph Mills draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kevan Hurst (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Pigott replaces David Mooney.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kevan Hurst.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by John White.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Dominic Poleon.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Yeates.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

Booking

Jack Payne (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry19115336191738
2Gillingham19114437231437
3Burton1811251714335
4Walsall1896330171333
5Wigan1996429191033
6Bradford198742118331
7Peterborough1993742311130
8Southend198652522330
9Bury198653129230
10Port Vale198562521429
11Millwall188462926328
12Sheff Utd197573129226
13Scunthorpe198292423126
14Rochdale196672222024
15Chesterfield1972102531-623
16Doncaster196581824-623
17Fleetwood1963102728-121
18Shrewsbury1862102326-320
19Colchester195592944-1520
20Swindon1954102534-919
21Oldham1931062231-919
22Barnsley1952122433-917
23Blackpool1944111528-1316
24Crewe1944111833-1516
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