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Southend United 3-0 Oldham Athletic

Ten-man Southend dug deep to secure a dramatic win over Oldham at Roots Hall.

The sixth-placed Shrimpers had influential midfielder Ryan Leonard sent off 20 minutes from time when the game was still goalless.

But strikes from Nile Ranger and Theo Robinson and a stoppage-time penalty by Anthony Wordsworth saw Phil Brown's side secure a fourth successive victory.

Oldham slightly shaded an uneventful first half but failed to seriously test the Shrimpers debutant goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Latics would have fancied their chances when Leonard was dismissed for a late challenge on Ousmane Fane but the dismissal seemed to fire up Southend.

Ranger broke the deadlock in the 75th minute when he netted for the fourth game in succession, tapping home an accurate cross from Robinson.

Three minutes later, Robinson headed home a right-wing free-kick from Wordsworth before Wordsworth completed the scoring from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

The penalty was awarded after Peter Clarke brought down Jermaine McGlashan and Wordsworth made no mistake with a firm effort from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 21Walton
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 3CokerBooked at 69mins
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forRobinsonat 63'minutes
  • 18LeonardBooked at 70mins
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 21mins
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 54'minutes
  • 50Ranger
  • 10CoxBooked at 44minsSubstituted forTimlinat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 31Robinson
  • 33Inniss

Oldham

  • 1RipleyBooked at 90mins
  • 27McLaughlinBooked at 78mins
  • 26P Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 2LawSubstituted forFlynnat 82'minutes
  • 28GreenBooked at 69minsSubstituted forO'Neillat 86'minutes
  • 8BanksBooked at 63mins
  • 24FaneSubstituted forNgooat 79'minutes
  • 12Taylor
  • 19Erwin
  • 30Obadeyi

Substitutes

  • 6O'Neill
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 14Ngoo
  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
7,617

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Oldham Athletic 0. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Connor Ripley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Theo Robinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic).

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aiden O'Neill replaces Paul Green.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Josh Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Ngoo replaces Ousmane Fane.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Theo Robinson (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth with a cross.

Booking

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Law (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Nile Ranger (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Timlin replaces Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Dismissal

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the red card.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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