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Southend United 4-1 Bury

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Noel Hunt celebrates after opening the scoring for Southend

Noel Hunt scored twice as Southend United eased to victory against Bury at Roots Hall in League One.

The ex-Reading striker prodded in after Ben Coker's shot hit the bar before slotting home a second after a mistake by Bury goalkeeper Dan Bachmann.

Leon Clarke raced clear to pull a goal back for Bury just before the break.

Dave Mooney extended the hosts lead from the spot after Nathan Cameron fouled Jack Payne, before Payne smashed into the top corner to seal the win.

The victory for Phil Brown's Shrimpers sees them overtake Bury and move into seventh place, outside the play-offs on goal difference, while the Shakers drop to eighth.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Southend v Bury

"I spoke to the players for a good 20 minutes after the game to try and understand how we are so far off what we do and what we do daily.

"The performance wasn't acceptable from us as a football club. Over 100 fans have travelled down at a difficult time, when money is tight at Christmas, and we haven't been able to perform. That disappoints me.

"The performance wasn't acceptable in the first half - it's as bad as we've been. At 2-1 I felt we were in the game, but individual defending and defending as a unit was poor all night."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3CokerBooked at 71mins
  • 7WorrallBooked at 72minsSubstituted forReaat 77'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 80mins
  • 10Payne
  • 16HuntSubstituted forHurstat 66'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forPigottat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Hurst
  • 20Rea
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Pigott
  • 24O'Neill

Bury

  • 30BachmannBooked at 74mins
  • 2Riley
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 6Etuhu
  • 32RoseSubstituted forPopeat 53'minutes
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forMellisat 45'minutes
  • 22PughSubstituted forJonesat 35'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 11Pope
  • 14Jones
  • 26Lainton
  • 28Dudley
  • 40Brown
  • 41Dodoo
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,127

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 4, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 4, Bury 1.

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Pigott replaces David Mooney.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jacob Mellis.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Riley.

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

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Booking

Will Atkinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Jacob Mellis (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 4, Bury 1. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces David Worrall.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Foul by David Worrall (Southend United).

Joe Riley (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Bury 1. David Mooney (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Daniel Bachmann (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Southend United. Jack Payne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Joe Riley (Bury) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

David Worrall (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Worrall (Southend United).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Kevan Hurst replaces Noel Hunt.

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

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

Foul by Joe Riley (Bury).

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 18th December 2015

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton21142527161144
2Coventry21116438221639
3Walsall20116335191639
4Gillingham21115539281138
5Peterborough21104747321534
6Wigan219752920934
7Southend219752923634
8Bury229673334-133
9Millwall209473128331
10Bradford208752220231
11Sheff Utd218673330330
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale217682525027
14Scunthorpe2183102528-327
15Doncaster217682328-527
16Swindon2174103135-425
17Chesterfield2172122536-1123
18Shrewsbury2164112732-522
19Blackpool2164111728-1122
20Fleetwood2063112729-221
21Barnsley2163122836-821
22Colchester2155113252-2020
23Oldham2031072232-1019
24Crewe2154122136-1519
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