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Southend United 1-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood secured victory at Southend United to heap more pressure on Shrimpers' under-fire boss Phil Brown.

The defeat was Southend's eighth in nine games and saw them slip to within two points of the relegation zone.

Fleetwood came close to breaking the deadlock in the 12th minute when Devante Cole headed Ashley Hunter's left-wing free-kick against the crossbar from 12 yards.

But Town broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when a mistake from Southend skipper Anton Ferdinand resulted in substitute Paddy Madden teeing up debutante Toumani Diagouraga to fire past the advancing Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Fleetwood doubled their lead in the 62nd minute when Kyle Dempsey rolled a pass into the path of Madden, who showed good strength before netting with a well-struck finish.

Southend hit back in the 86th minute with midfielder Michael Kightly scoring a deflected effort from 20 yards but it was not enough to prevent Fleetwood securing a fourth away win in succession.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 48White
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forHendrieat 24'minutes
  • 5FerdinandSubstituted forFortunéat 65'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 24Demetriou
  • 8Timlin
  • 7Kightly
  • 17McGlashan
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWaboat 69'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 9Fortuné
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 29Wabo
  • 42Bwomono

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2CoyleBooked at 78minsSubstituted forJonesat 84'minutes
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 3Bell
  • 16DiagouragaBooked at 53mins
  • 23Schwabl
  • 8Dempsey
  • 9BurnsSubstituted forMaddenat 56'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forMcAlenyat 75'minutes
  • 22Hunter

Substitutes

  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Grant
  • 17Madden
  • 19Jones
  • 21Cairns
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
6,489

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

(Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Norman Wabo (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Southend United).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John White.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ashley Hunter.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gethin Jones replaces Lewie Coyle.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Devante Cole.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Kightly.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Norman Wabo replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Anton Ferdinand.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury26166434181654
3Blackburn26157448242452
4Scunthorpe27148538231550
5Bradford2715394336748
6Charlton2712783432243
7Portsmouth27133113431342
8Rotherham27125104536941
9Peterborough2711794337640
10Oxford Utd28108104341238
11Fleetwood27106113841-336
12Doncaster2798103029135
13Plymouth2898113035-535
14Gillingham2781092930-134
15Walsall268993335-233
16Blackpool2889113438-433
17Bristol Rovers27103143643-733
18Southend2887133247-1531
19MK Dons2779112838-1030
20Oldham2878134050-1029
21Northampton2885152548-2329
22Wimbledon2677122231-928
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2745181942-2317
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