League Two
MansfieldMansfield Town1SouthendSouthend United2

Mansfield Town 1-2 Southend United

Goals from Ryan Leonard and David Worrall earned Southend victory at Mansfield as the League Two club ended a run of five games without a win.

Leonard fired home from long range after Mansfield failed to clear a 16th-minute corner before Worrall's half-volley doubled the lead on 70 minutes.

Mansfield, who had drawn their last four games, pulled a goal back through Ollie Palmer with 13 minutes to go.

The Shrimpers climb into the play-off places, while Mansfield drop to 18th.

The visitors had gone close through striker Barry Corr and Myles Weston before Leonard's powerful drive crashed in off the bar from Michael Timlin's corner.

Goalkeeper Sascha Studer then produced two superb first-half saves to deny Corr and keep struggling Mansfield in the game before being beaten from a tight angle by Worrall.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Studer
  • 19Marsden
  • 3Riley
  • 29Sendles-White
  • 18Beevers
  • 24CarrSubstituted forBellat 60'minutes
  • 21Murray
  • 12McGuireBooked at 21minsSubstituted forClementsat 54'minutes
  • 22Taylor
  • 11Bingham
  • 25OliverSubstituted forPalmerat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 14Palmer
  • 17Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Evtimov
  • 28Clements

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 35SokolikBooked at 90mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 18Leonard
  • 22Deegan
  • 8Timlin
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Corr
  • 11WestonSubstituted forCoulthirstat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Hurst
  • 15Bolger
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
2,719

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 2.

  3. Booking

    Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Myles Weston.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 2. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.