League One
CreweCrewe Alexandra1SouthendSouthend United2

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Southend United

On-loan striker Joe Pigott struck twice in six minutes as Southend made it four wins from five games by beating Crewe.

After a goalless first half, the Charlton youngster was on hand to turn in Ryan Leonard's right-wing cross.

Crewe were soon briefly level when Brad Inman cantered clear and kept calm to shoot under Dan Bentley.

Southend were back in front when Pigott headed home after Dave Worrall's deflected shot hit the bar, before Bentley saved well from Marcus Haber.

Crewe are back on the bottom of League One without a win in front of their own fans this season, while Southend climb up to 10th.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Brad Inman took his goal fantastically well but we just couldn't hurt them enough. Things didn't drop, but no excuses - they were better than us.

"They were more streetwise and used their experience very well. They did the things that experienced players do that the youngsters haven't learned yet.

"We just can't get that home result. I don't know whether it's something mental, but they're finding it really tough here. Unfortunately we've had this problem with not being able to keep the ball out of our net."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 17Kingsley
  • 16King
  • 5Ray
  • 15FoxSubstituted forAtkinsonat 77'minutes
  • 6Nugent
  • 27Colclough
  • 10Inman
  • 11CooperSubstituted forAinleyat 71'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forH Wilsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 21Wintle
  • 24H Wilson
  • 25Ainley
  • 26Harrison

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 24O'Neill
  • 15Bolger
  • 6ProsserBooked at 42mins
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forAtkinsonat 86'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganBooked at 45mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 9MooneySubstituted forHuntat 74'minutes
  • 23PigottSubstituted forWestonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20Rea
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,404

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  6. Post update

    Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces David Worrall.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Joe Pigott.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Wilson replaces Marcus Haber.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces David Fox.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Noel Hunt replaces David Mooney.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces George Cooper.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

  17. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).