League Two
ExeterExeter City0SouthendSouthend United1

Exeter City 0-1 Southend United

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 11Davies
  • 4Bennett
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 14McAllister
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8Oakley
  • 10KeohaneSubstituted forJayat 83'minutes
  • 33Harley
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNicholsat 63'minutes
  • 34MorrisonSubstituted forCumminsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 18Reid
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 31Cummins

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 15Bolger
  • 26BarrettBooked at 27mins
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 22Deegan
  • 8Timlin
  • 25McLaughlinSubstituted forPayneat 63'minutes
  • 32PigottSubstituted forCorrat 63'minutes
  • 24CassidySubstituted forWestonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 10Corr
  • 11Weston
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 19Payne
  • 23Binnom-Williams
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,039

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Goal!

    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.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Jay (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Jimmy Keohane.

  15. Post update

    Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
View full League Two table

Top Stories