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SouthendSouthend United0WimbledonAFC Wimbledon1

Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

George Francomb

George Francomb's fine second-half shot earned unbeaten AFC Wimbledon victory and ensured Southend United's miserable Tuesday night home record continued.

Francomb curled in a 25-yard strike, meaning United have not won in 10 Tuesday league matches in three years.

Myles Weston wasted a great early chance to put the Shrimpers ahead, shooting wide when clean through.

And Lee Barnard saw a header well saved and Weston also had a shot cleared off the line after Francomb's goal.

But Southend could not find an equaliser and the visitors held on to inflict a first league defeat on their hosts.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"We played excellent tonight. I'm delighted with the players' application and the commitment to the cause.

"The keeper's had one of them nights, and also you could say the finishing wasn't as clever as what it should have been.

"They got themselves a goal and then shut up shop - but we've created 10 chances, you just bemoan your luck to a certain extent.

"We kept on playing, kept on probing and kept on asking the questions. Give them credit, they came here, tin-helmet stuff, and got themselves a 1-0 win."

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forWorrallat 63'minutes
  • 15BolgerBooked at 81mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 14Hurst
  • 18Leonard
  • 16Clifford
  • 17CoulthirstSubstituted forPayneat 82'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forBarnardat 63'minutes
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 4Ibenfeldt
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Barnard
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
  • 29Brown

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 17KennedyBooked at 76mins
  • 7FrancombBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPellat 67'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggBooked at 90mins
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 68'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
5,364

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Booking

    Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harry Pell.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Sean Rigg.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

  15. Post update

    Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  19. Booking

    Cian Bolger (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).