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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Southend United

Phil Brown marked his fourth anniversary in charge of Southend with a third consecutive win as his side beat Wimbledon in League One.

Nile Ranger was involved in the first meaningful chance as his neat flick found Anthony Wordsworth on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's low shot was well saved by James Shea.

Ranger then got a brilliant opener for Southend in the 35th minute, shuffling past three players and prodding a shot into the right-hand corner while off balance to score his third goal in as many games.

The Dons had been wasteful in possession but Lyle Taylor nearly latched onto Tom Soares' through-ball just before half-time.

Simon Cox doubled Southend's lead shortly after the hour mark after taking advantage of a fortunate rebound in midfield and lashing past Shea from 20 yards.

Shrimpers substitute Theo Robinson hit the post after latching on to a ball over the top, but the away side were rarely troubled at the other end as they maintained their play-off hopes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 6Robinson
  • 5Nightingale
  • 32Charles
  • 7Francomb
  • 3Meades
  • 8Reeves
  • 14SoaresSubstituted forParrettat 68'minutes
  • 33TaylorBooked at 70minsSubstituted forPoleonat 83'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 82'minutes
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 10Poleon
  • 18Parrett
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 22Kelly
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 18Leonard
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 50Ranger
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 31Robinson
  • 33Inniss
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,803

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 2.

Foul by Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Theo Robinson (Southend United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Simon Cox.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Simon Cox (Southend United) because of an injury.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces Tom Soares.

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

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 2. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 1.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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