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Oxford United 0-2 Southend United

Luke Prosser

First-half goals from Conor Clifford and Luke Prosser earned Southend victory at Oxford United.

Clifford opened the scoring with a strike from outside the box and Prosser doubled their lead with a close-range header from Kevan Hurst's free kick.

Oxford pushed to get back in the game, but Daniel Bentley saved headers from James Constable and Michael Raynes.

Southend could have increased their lead, but Ryan Clarke saved well from Cauley Woodrow in a one-on-one.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"[A win was a] long time overdue, to tell you the truth. There were two goals scored and there could have been a lot more.

"It's nice for Conor [Clifford] - he's only a young lad and when he was left out for a couple of games, he was disappointed.

"It's up to us to build them up and when they cross the white line they are ready for action. Conor showed that today.

"He showed a tremendous tenacity, he put his foot in when it needed to be put in, and got himself a goal."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 4Raynes
  • 3Newey
  • 19Mullins
  • 13Hunt
  • 11Potter
  • 14HallBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 7RiggSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 70'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 8Kitson
  • 10SmalleySubstituted forConstableat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Davies
  • 9Constable
  • 37Ruffles
  • 15Williams
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 23Thompson
  • 2White
  • 3CokerBooked at 82mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 16Clifford
  • 14HurstSubstituted forStrakerat 88'minutes
  • 33WoodrowSubstituted forReidat 85'minutes
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 9Reid
  • 24Auger
  • 21Payne
  • 11Straker
  • 8Timlin
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
5,578

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Kevan Hurst.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Craig Reid replaces Cauley Woodrow.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

  19. Post update

    Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).