Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.
Sam Clucas set Mansfield on their way to a first home win since September at the expense of Southend in League Two.
Clucas latched on to Martin Riley's long ball to slot the opener underneath goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
James Jennings fired home the second from close range after Bentley spilled Matthew Rhead's header.
Conor Clifford saw red for a foul on Rhead, before Ryan Leonard drilled in late on as the Shrimpers' eight-match unbeaten league run was ended.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"Difficult conditions, but when you are asking people to make decisions out there and you get them wrong constantly, it's nothing to do with the wind, it's nothing to do with Mansfield versus Southend.
"It almost looked like there was a conspiracy theory going on out there. We've had a couple of penalty decisions turned down, there's been a couple of really bad judgments.
"There was three teams on that park and two of them certainly didn't do themselves justice - ourselves, when we had the ball, and the referee and linesmen on numerous occasions with the decisions.
"The red card for Conor Clifford's an absolute disgrace. For me it was a very inexperienced decision."
- 16JenningsBooked at 56mins
- 13HowellBooked at 72mins
- 17BentleyBooked at 87mins
- 2WhiteBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEastwoodat 63'minutes
- 8TimlinSubstituted forCliffordat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 39BarnardBooked at 62mins
- 14HurstSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes
- Simon Hooper
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.
Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Martin Riley.
Barry Corr (Southend United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Hand ball by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).
Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).
Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).
Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).
Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).
Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Daniel Bentley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Kevan Hurst.