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Southend United 2-0 Mansfield Town

Barry Corr's eighth goal in nine games helped Southend United beat Mansfield and kept alive their slim League Two automatic promotion hopes.

Michael Timlin's pass allowed Corr to lift the ball past Lenny Pidgeley before Will Atkinson tucked in a rebound for the second.

Vadaine Oliver's header against the bar was as good as it got for Mansfield, who are six points above the drop zone.

Southend are eight points off third-placed Wycombe, with a game in hand.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on on Mansfield v Southend

"We gave everything we could, but we came up against a side that were better than us in certain areas.

"We matched them for large parts, but we got punished for little errors like we have done for the majority of the season.

"We're makeshift at the minute, and when you're at the bottom, confidence suffers. We can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves. We're going to have to dig deep, but it's in our own hands."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonSubstituted forBolgerat 11'minutes
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 25McLaughlinSubstituted forWestonat 87'minutes
  • 10Corr
  • 32PigottSubstituted forCassidyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Weston
  • 13Smith
  • 15Bolger
  • 19Payne
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 24Cassidy

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forTafazolliat 90'minutes
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 33Hawkridge
  • 28Clements
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forBinghamat 60'minutes
  • 17Lambe
  • 25OliverSubstituted forRheadat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 8Fisher
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 12McGuire
  • 20Thomas
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
5,925

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ryan Tafazolli replaces Lee Beevers.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John White.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

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

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Vadaine Oliver.

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

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jake Cassidy replaces Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Joe Pigott (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Simon Heslop.

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

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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