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Southend United 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Southend recorded a fourth straight League Two win over 10-man Shrewsbury.

On-loan Spurs striker Shaq Coulthirst scored the only goal of the game, heading John White's deep cross into the bottom corner in the second minute.

Jean-Louis Akpra Akpro struck the post and James Collins shot inches wide from 25-yards as Shrewsbury responded.

Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler saved two more headers from Coulthirst before visiting substitute Andy Mangan was sent off late on for two yellow cards.

Southend stay fourth in the table, while Shrewsbury's third defeat in five league games drops them to seventh - five points adrift of the play-off places,

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was disappointing to lose a goal so early and the manner we lost it. You can't give people free headers from balls lobbed into the box. But that sort of summed up the afternoon.

"We rested the players up on Wednesday and Thursday [after the Capital One Cup win over Norwich]. We stayed overnight in a nice hotel ahead of Southend, so no excuses there.

"But we never really got going. We didn't look a threat enough up front. I'd never say the effort was missing, but being streetwise, working smartly, being more aggressive - that was all missing."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Prosser
  • 23Williams
  • 22Deegan
  • 16C Clifford
  • 19PayneSubstituted forCorrat 74'minutes
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 11WestonSubstituted forBolgerat 90+5'minutes
  • 14HurstSubstituted forAtkinsonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ibenfeldt
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Corr
  • 12Atkinson
  • 15Bolger
  • 21Smith
  • 30Bridge

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 6Goldson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 3Demetriou
  • 4Woods
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 12GayleSubstituted forClarkat 56'minutes
  • 11LawrenceBooked at 45minsSubstituted forManganat 56'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 9CollinsBooked at 65minsSubstituted forVincentat 71'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 16Griffith
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,951

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Attempt saved. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Cian Bolger replaces Myles Weston.

Attempt missed. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ashley Vincent.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Jack Payne.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ashley Vincent replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Kevan Hurst.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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