The FA Cup - First Round
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Southend United 1-2 Chester

Ben Heneghan and Craig Mahon got the goals at Roots Hall as Conference side Chester produced the FA Cup first-round shock of the day by beating Phil Brown's Southend United.

Heneghan's early near-post header from Peter Winn's free-kick made it 1-0.

Southend equalised when Barry Corr's penalty found the bottom corner after John Rooney had fouled John White.

Burr works his FA Cup magic
Chester manager Steve Burr led Kidderminster Harriers to the third round of the FA Cup last season. He was sacked three days after Harriers drew 0-0 with League One side Peterborough United. Harriers went on to win the replay, before losing in the fourth round at Premier League side Sunderland.

But winger Mahon won it on 51 minutes when he cut in off the right flank to fire home from the edge of the area.

Mahon's stunning left-foot shot earned Steve Burr's Chester a place in Monday night's televised second round draw for the first time in eight years.

It is a level of the competition the reformed club have not reached since a team including Everton boss Roberto Martinez and Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters reached the third round in January 2007.

Chester maintain their Roots haul
Chester won 4-0 at Southend in the FA Cup fourth round tie in January 1977, thanks to an Ian Edwards hat-trick and one from Ian Howat. City went out at the next stage, in round five, 1-0 to Wolves at Molineux - still the furthest they have reached in the competition.

But Chester, 14th in the Conference, were good value for their victory against the Shrimpers, who stand seventh in League Two.

Burr's men, in fact, could have won by more, but Southend keeper Daniel Bentley made a good first-half save to deny Craig Hobson's low 18-yard shot and Rooney, younger brother of Manchester United and England captain Wayne, had an effort cleared off the line by Gary Deegan.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2WhiteBooked at 35mins
  • 35SokolikBooked at 28mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 23Binnom-WilliamsBooked at 55mins
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHurstat 60'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganSubstituted forCoulthirstat 60'minutes
  • 8TimlinBooked at 82mins
  • 10CorrSubstituted forPayneat 71'minutes
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 15Bolger
  • 16Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2HeneghanBooked at 84mins
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 7MahonSubstituted forMenaghat 86'minutes
  • 8James
  • 10RooneyBooked at 30mins
  • 11WinnSubstituted forTourayat 67'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 4McConville
  • 9HobsonBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 12Menagh
  • 13Roberts
  • 14Greenop
  • 15Touray
  • 16Riley
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Disney
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,047

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamChester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Chester FC 2.

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Craig Hobson.

Booking

Ibou Touray (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Craig Mahon.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Kieran Charnock.

Booking

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

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

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Timlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

Booking

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Barry Corr.

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ibou Touray replaces Peter Winn because of an injury.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Peter Winn (Chester FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Gary Deegan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Kevan Hurst replaces David Worrall.

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

Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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