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Southend United 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Southend left-back Ben Coker scored the winner and created the other as the Shrimpers came from behind to beat Scunthorpe and record successive wins for the first time this season.

Gary McSheffrey brought the ball down on the edge of the area before putting Scunthorpe ahead with a curled finish.

Coker set up captain Michael Timlin to stroke the equaliser home, while Paddy Madden struck the post for the Iron.

Coker burst into the area 15 minutes from time to fire home the winner.

Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We spoke about them and the long ball tactic and how we need to cope with that first.

"We've defended okay, okay to a point, but the two goals have been horrendous goals to concede."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 24O'Neill
  • 15Bolger
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganBooked at 61mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forWestonat 86'minutes
  • 23PigottSubstituted forHuntat 58'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forReaat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20Rea

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 18King
  • 23Wallace
  • 3LairdBooked at 71mins
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessBooked at 90mins
  • 17LolleySubstituted forvan Veenat 54'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 64mins
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forAdelakunat 81'minutes
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,708

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces David Mooney.

  4. Post update

    David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack King (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Mooney (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Michael Timlin (Southend United) because of an injury.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces David Worrall.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.