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Southend United 2-0 Stevenage

Myles Weston
Weston scored his first goal for Southend following his summer move from Gillingham

Southend United recorded their second win in as many League Two games with two goals in the first 20 minutes against Stevenage at Roots Hall.

Winger Myles Weston scored his first Shrimpers goal on nine minutes when he tucked in Barry Corr's knock-down.

Corr then rolled a pass to Ben Coker for the second, a driven shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley maintained Southend's lead with saves from Boro's Adam Marriott and Chris Whelpdale.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought they deserved to win the game over the course of the 90 minutes. Their first goal was very basic defending from our point of view.

"On a different day it could still have been a different story and we can take encouragement from that.

"Unfortunately when you let players learn and fall of the bike you get a few grazes, and we've got a graze, but there's plenty to be encouraged by."

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15Bolger
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 14HurstSubstituted forWorrallat 74'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 16CliffordBooked at 22mins
  • 10Corr
  • 11Weston
  • 17CoulthirstBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBarnardat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ibenfeldt
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Barnard
  • 19Payne
  • 20Layne
  • 21Smith

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Beasant
  • 5Ashton
  • 4WorleySubstituted forBondat 14'minutes
  • 19Wells
  • 3DembeleBooked at 62minsSubstituted forOkimoat 75'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Walton
  • 22LeeBooked at 14mins
  • 11PettSubstituted forDeaconat 58'minutes
  • 9Charles
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 6Bond
  • 15Calcutt
  • 16Day
  • 23Okimo
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,397

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by John White.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  9. Post update

    Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

    David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

  17. Post update

    Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.