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Southend United 3-0 AFC Wimbledon

Simon Cox
Simon Cox's double took his tally for the season to six

Simon Cox bagged a brace as Southend saw off AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall.

Cox scored in each half and was joined on the scoresheet by Will Atkinson as the Shrimpers made it 11 matches in League One without defeat.

The Dons had striker Lyle Taylor sent off midway through the second half and visiting manager Neal Ardley was also ordered from the dug-out for protesting.

Wimbledon could have taken an early lead had Ted Smith not impressively denied Dominic Poleon when the striker was clean through on goal.

Southend hit back to go ahead in the 10th minute when Cox slammed the ball home from close range after a long throw from Ryan Leonard.

Cox then struck another effort against the crossbar before Atkinson slotted home after great approach play from Marc-Antoine Fortune.

After the break, Smith did well to deny Tom Elliott before Taylor was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Anton Ferdinand in the 72nd minute.

Cox completed the scoring with a brilliant long-range chip six minutes from time.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35FerdinandBooked at 55mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18LeonardBooked at 90mins
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10Cox
  • 14FortunéBooked at 85minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 15Sokolik
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Bridge
  • 40Bexon

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 34Robertson
  • 22Kelly
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBarchamat 45'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 33TaylorBooked at 72mins
  • 9Elliott
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forBarnettat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 16Beere
  • 17Barcham
  • 18Parrett
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 32Charles
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
8,493

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Booking

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

(AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Sheff Utd23145442231947
3Bolton23144530141646
4Rochdale2312383629739
5Bradford2391132819938
6Southend2310763428637
7Peterborough22106636241236
8Fleetwood239773428634
9Millwall2310493736134
10Bristol Rovers239683740-333
11Wimbledon238873428632
12Charlton2371062824431
13Northampton238693433130
14Oxford Utd238692828030
15Walsall237972631-530
16Gillingham238693137-630
17Port Vale2376102637-1127
18MK Dons2366112632-624
19Swindon2366112235-1324
20Bury2363143245-1321
21Shrewsbury2356122336-1321
22Chesterfield2363142742-1521
23Coventry2347122034-1419
24Oldham2239101226-1418
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