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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Southend United

Southend United came from behind to win at Cheltenham and consolidate their play-off place in League Two.

Byron Harrison's well-struck volley in first-half injury time had handed the home side the advantage.

The visitors levelled just after the hour mark when substitute Barry Corr pounced on a loose ball and steered his shot into the bottom corner.

Three minutes later Kevan Hurst stabbed the ball past advancing Cheltenham keeper Scott Brown to seal victory.

The Robins came close to levelling with an 84th-minute strike from sub Zack Kotwica, which Shrimpers keeper Daniel Bentley just managed to keep out.

Southend are now three points clear of eighth-placed Oxford, while Cheltenham are nine points off the top seven.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire

"They went direct and started pummelling balls in and we buckled.

"Scotty made a great save and we just stopped doing our jobs for ten minutes. It was pathetic from the players and I'm really angry with them doing what they've done again.

"The more disappointment for me is the closeness, timing and proximity of the goals. I'll take the blame for it as they're my team but my players have also got to be counted and they've let me and the supporters down today.

"This season has been disappointing and we know that. The good thing is that we'll have a chance to put that right in the summer, where we can bring in one or two different players.

"There will be one or two who played today that won't be on that pitch next season."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 32Brundle
  • 20Jombati
  • 25NobleSubstituted forTaylorat 50'minutesSubstituted forKotwicaat 80'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 8Deering
  • 29DanielsSubstituted forCuretonat 80'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 11McGlashan
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 22Braham-Barrett

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2WhiteBooked at 66mins
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32Egan
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMurphyat 62'minutes
  • 8TimlinBooked at 57mins
  • 9Loza
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forCorrat 62'minutes
  • 14HurstSubstituted forCliffordat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 10Corr
  • 11Straker
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Clifford
  • 25Chambers
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
2,949

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  6. Post update

    Jamar Loza (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamar Loza (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Brundle (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Jason Taylor.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Billy Daniels.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Kevan Hurst because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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