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Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

A Jack Midson penalty moved AFC Wimbledon a step closer to securing their status in League Two and shocked play-off hopefuls Southend.

Former Shrimpers loanee Midson squeezed his second-half spot-kick under Daniel Bentley's body after Kwesi Appiah had been brought down by John Egan.

Appiah had almost opened the scoring before the break but was denied from close range by a fine Bentley save.

Southend rarely threatened and defeat ends their run of three wins in a row.

Phil Brown's side are now just one point above eighth-placed York.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I'm bitterly disappointed. It was one of them days where it didn't matter what we tried, it didn't fall for us.

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Post match: Southend boss Brown

"The effort of the players was there, the organisation was there, the shape of the team was good.

"We've had numerous opportunities, good chances. We've more or less done everything right apart from put the ball in the net.

"We had one of the biggest crowds of the season and couldn't send them home happy."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3CokerBooked at 55minsSubstituted forEastwoodat 70'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32EganBooked at 57mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Loza
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forCorrat 59'minutes
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMurphyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 10Corr
  • 11Straker
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Clifford
  • 25Chambers

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 36Richards
  • 27Morris
  • 5Frampton
  • 28Jones
  • 7FrancombBooked at 78mins
  • 29NicholsonSubstituted forMooreat 83'minutes
  • 10MidsonSubstituted forAntwiat 90'minutes
  • 37AppiahBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHyltonat 84'minutes
  • 12Pell

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 14Antwi
  • 15Fenlon
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
7,627

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.

Attempt blocked. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John White.

Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Antwi replaces Jack Midson.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Egan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Jake Nicholson.

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ross Worner.

Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Ben Coker.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by John Egan (Southend United).

Tom Richards (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamar Loza (Southend United).

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jacob Murphy replaces Will Atkinson.

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe421919464392576
2Rochdale422291164422275
3Chesterfield422014865382774
4Fleetwood422091361481369
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4216141250381262
7Oxford Utd421614125143862
8York421516114739861
9Plymouth421610164648-258
10Mansfield421414144652-656
11Bury421218125146554
12Dag & Red421315144953-454
13Newport421314155154-353
14Wimbledon421313164348-552
15Cheltenham421216144856-852
16Portsmouth421215154557-1251
17Accrington421214164851-350
18Hartlepool421310194749-249
19Morecambe421213174761-1449
20Exeter421212184854-648
21Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
22Wycombe421113184150-946
23Northampton421113183554-1946
24Torquay42109233760-2339
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