League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth1SouthendSouthend United2

Portsmouth 1-2 Southend United

Ryan Leonard
Midfielder Ryan Leonard scored his third goal of the season for Southend

Southend came from behind to win at Fratton Park and extend Portsmouth's winless league run to eight games.

Pompey started brightly and took the lead when Andy Webster rose highest to head in Craig Westcarr's free-kick.

The lead did not last long and David Worrall headed across goal for Ryan Leonard to cushion in the equaliser.

Joe Pigott picked up Barry Corr's knock-down to fire a deflected winner before both Corr and Pompey's Paul McCallum saw red in the closing stages.

Corr picked up a second yellow card for kicking the ball away before McCallum received a straight red for violent conduct in the dying seconds.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"Another frustrating afternoon; there's not a lot in the game so it's fine lines. We haven't won in an awful long time now. It's a tough time for everyone at the football club and we have to start turning half decent performances.

"It's probably not as good as last week, it's very fine lines and we have to start turning those performances into results and unfortunately today we couldn't do that.

"I understand the pressures of the job and that goes with being a first-team manager.

"I take full responsibility for the team out there, I pick the players and I take full responsibility for that. There's no ducking out, I will always come out, talk to you guys and say how it is."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 2Webster
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 17Shorey
  • 8J Wallace
  • 21Dunne
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forHollandsat 61'minutes
  • 7BarchamSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 14Tubbs
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forMcCallumat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Ertl
  • 15McCallum
  • 22Poke
  • 29Hollands
  • 34Butler

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 3Coker
  • 7Worrall
  • 8TimlinBooked at 43mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forPayneat 86'minutes
  • 24CassidySubstituted forCorrat 69'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 32PigottSubstituted forWestonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 10Corr
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
15,573

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

  5. Booking

    John White (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Dismissal

    Paul McCallum (Portsmouth) is shown the red card for fighting.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  8. Post update

    Paul McCallum (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Barry Corr (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

  15. Post update

    James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Will Atkinson.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  20. Post update

    Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.