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Southend United 1-0 York City

Substitute Shaq Coulthirst fired in a late penalty to secure a narrow win for Southend United against York City at Roots Hall.

Luke Summerfield almost put York ahead but his curling effort was pushed wide of the right post by Daniel Bentley.

Russ Penn piled the pressure on the hosts when his close-range header was cleared off the line by Michael Timlin.

Southend clinched three points when Coulthirst fired from the spot after Joe Pigott was felled by Brad Halliday.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"At the moment the results are not marrying up with the performances unfortunately.

"That's so important whether you're at the top of the league or down at the bottom.

"It's very frustrating. I could feel that coming a little bit because we absolutely dominated the first-half but you've got to score when the opportunities come.

"If a neutral was watching today I'm sure he'd be saying we were the top team but it's important we move forward and go again."

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHurstat 62'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 58'minutes
  • 32Pigott
  • 24CassidySubstituted forCoulthirstat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Olejnik
  • 17HallidayBooked at 85mins
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 28BenningBooked at 74mins
  • 12Carson
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10PennSubstituted forMontroseat 82'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 29SinclairSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes
  • 39HydeSubstituted forMorrisat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 9Fletcher
  • 14Montrose
  • 16Winfield
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Morris
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,126

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  6. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 1, York City 0. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty Southend United. Joe Pigott draws a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Carlton Morris (York City).

  12. Booking

    Brad Halliday (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Russell Penn.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Carlton Morris replaces Jake Hyde.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury28166640182254
2Burton28166638261254
3Wycombe281411340211953
4Luton27148533201350
5Southend2814863023750
6Newport2813783633346
7Bury28135103933644
8Stevenage28125113937241
9Exeter29118103941-241
10Plymouth281171032221040
11Morecambe28108102826238
12Northampton28114134539637
13Wimbledon27107103838037
14Cambridge27106114233936
15Oxford Utd2889113236-433
16Accrington27103143648-1233
17Tranmere2779112932-330
18Portsmouth2779112833-530
19Dag & Red2886143039-930
20Carlisle2893163550-1530
21Cheltenham2879122540-1530
22York28513102733-628
23Mansfield2777132235-1328
24Hartlepool2856172249-2721
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