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Southend United 1-0 Bury

Southend fell short in their push for the League One play-offs despite ending the season with a home win against Bury.

Stephen McLaughlin bagged the only goal of an uneventful game at Roots Hall.

But Millwall's 4-3 win at Bristol Rovers meant the Shrimpers ended the campaign in seventh place, one point behind the Lions.

Phil Brown's side did all they could by beating the Shakers, who avoided relegation despite the defeat.

Southend - who headed into the match with four defeats in their last five games - went close to taking an early lead when Ryan Leonard sent a long-range shot against the foot of the right post.

But the hosts made the breakthrough in the 22nd minute when Jason Demetriou's right-wing cross was tamely headed out by Leon Barnett, enabling McLaughlin to drill a right-footed half-volley into the right-hand side of the net.

The Shrimpers were rarely troubled in the second half and went close to making it 2-0 when Marc-Antoine Fortune was denied by Shakers goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 21Walton
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 7O'NeillSubstituted forAmosat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10Cox
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 23Hines
  • 29Nouble
  • 31Robinson
  • 40Bexon

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 25BarnettBooked at 57mins
  • 6Kay
  • 5BurgessBooked at 26mins
  • 28MooreBooked at 59mins
  • 8Tutte
  • 44Caddis
  • 39LoweSubstituted forMayorat 55'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 12Vaughan
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 10Mayor
  • 20Burgess
  • 27Cameron
  • 29Miller
  • 33Brown
  • 45Ferry
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,245

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBury
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Bury 0.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Bury).

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

Booking

Luke Amos (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Amos (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Booking

Theo Robinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Caddis (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Paul Caddis (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

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

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke Amos replaces Luke O'Neill.

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Timlin (Southend United) because of an injury.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

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

James Vaughan (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Leonard (Southend United) because of an injury.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd4630106924745100
2Bolton4625111068363286
3Scunthorpe4624101280542682
4Fleetwood4623131064432182
5Bradford462019762431979
6Millwall462013136657973
7Southend4620121470531772
8Oxford Utd462091765521369
9Rochdale461912157162969
10Bristol Rovers461812166870-266
11Peterborough461711186262062
12MK Dons461613176058261
13Charlton461418146053760
14Walsall461416165158-758
15Wimbledon461318155255-357
16Northampton461411216073-1353
17Oldham461217173144-1353
18Shrewsbury461312214663-1751
19Bury461311226173-1250
20Gillingham461214205979-2050
21Port Vale461213214570-2549
22Swindon461111244466-2244
23Coventry46912253768-3139
24Chesterfield46910274378-3537
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