Match ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 1.
Michael Timlin's stoppage-time winner kept Southend's hopes of League Two automatic promotion alive, as they dented Exeter's play-off ambitions.
Neither side tested the goalkeeper in a cagey first half, as Liam Sercombe was off target twice for the hosts.
Both sides improved after the break, as Grecians sub Tom Nichols forced the first save in the 65th minute.
But Timlin stole in at the back post to fire high into the net from close range, meaning Exeter drop to 11th.
- 10KeohaneSubstituted forJayat 83'minutes
- 22WheelerSubstituted forNicholsat 63'minutes
- 34MorrisonSubstituted forCumminsat 64'minutes
- 26BarrettBooked at 27mins
- 25McLaughlinSubstituted forPayneat 63'minutes
- 32PigottSubstituted forCorrat 63'minutes
- 24CassidySubstituted forWestonat 75'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 1.
Goal! Exeter City 0, Southend United 1. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.
Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).
Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Matt Jay (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Jimmy Keohane.
Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).