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Southend United 2-1 Rochdale

Simon Cox's late winner was his ninth goal of the season for Southend United

Simon Cox's last-gasp winner handed Southend United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Rochdale at Roots Hall as both sides ended the match with 10 men.

The Shrimpers were initially on top, going ahead on 15 minutes when Jermaine McGlashan played in Marc-Antoine Fortune, who rounded the advancing Conrad Logan before tapping home.

Dale then had centre-back Keith Keane sent off seven minutes later for bringing down Fortune when he was clean through on goal.

Southend midfielder Anthony Wordsworth slammed the resulting free-kick against the crossbar before the Shrimpers were also reduced to 10 men on 34 minutes when McGlashan was shown a second yellow card after bringing down Ian Henderson.

Rochdale improved after the break, Calvin Andrew wasting two headers before Jamie Allen's long-range shot was saved by Ted Smith.

Dale equalised in the 66th minute when Andrew cut in off the right-hand side and netted with a deflected left-footed shot which looped into the top left-hand corner.

But Southend struck back to secure all three points when Cox netted a brilliant left-footed shot from eight yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 17McGlashanBooked at 34mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 4WordsworthSubstituted forCokerat 76'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10Cox
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forHinesat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 7O'Neill
  • 19Bridge
  • 23Hines
  • 28Matsuzaka
  • 40Bexon

Rochdale

  • 25LoganBooked at 25mins
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 8LundBooked at 31minsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 50'minutes
  • 10CampsBooked at 74mins
  • 18KeaneBooked at 22mins
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAllenat 62'minutes
  • 9Andrew
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 25'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Canavan
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 24Allen
  • 26Owusu
  • 27Cannon
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,570

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home20
Away18
Shots on Target
Home8
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Rochdale 1.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Rochdale 1. Simon Cox (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Will Atkinson.

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Zavon Hines replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Ben Coker replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ted Smith.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Rochdale 1. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jamie Allen replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd27175551302156
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Bradford271112433221145
5Rochdale2614394132945
6Fleetwood26127739291043
7Southend2711973934542
8Millwall2611694139239
9Bristol Rovers27116104647-139
10Peterborough2510873931838
11Charlton2681263326736
12Wimbledon269983833536
13Oxford Utd2697103030034
14Walsall2681083034-434
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2786133643-730
17Gillingham2686123241-930
18Swindon2778122740-1329
19MK Dons2577112934-528
20Bury2774164153-1225
21Shrewsbury2767142640-1425
22Chesterfield2774162845-1725
23Oldham25410111327-1422
24Coventry2649132338-1521
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