League Two
SouthendSouthend United1BurtonBurton Albion0

Barry Corr struck the only goal as Southend beat Burton in what proved a dress-rehearsal for when the two sides meet in the League Two play-offs.

Corr's fifth goal in six games came midway through the first half as he headed home a Kevan Hurst cross.

The Brewers went close to equalising through Lee Bell's close-range effort.

Ryan Leonard and John White may have extended the hosts' lead but their efforts were saved by Dean Lyness in the Burton goal.

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"There were one or two things we did today to learn a little bit about them.

"That's why I did it - to see what we'll need when we come here away from home; what we can do and what we may not be able to do.

"I think we learnt a little bit of both. I think it made my team selection slightly clearer."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32Egan
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forStrakerat 74'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 78'minutes
  • 14Hurst
  • 15MurphySubstituted forGomisat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Laird
  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 29Gomis
  • 39Barnard
  • 40Smith

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 26Gray
  • 3Hussey
  • 23Palmer
  • 2Edwards
  • 21Holness
  • 27HarnessSubstituted forIsmailat 58'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 28SymesSubstituted forKnowlesat 59'minutes
  • 12Hemmings
  • 7BellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 15McFadzean
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Ismail
  • 24Slade
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,218

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Gray (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Holness (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

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