League One
OldhamOldham Athletic2SouthendSouthend United5

Southend United survived an Oldham fightback to defeat the League One strugglers and move up to eighth.

Jack Payne and David Mooney strikes had the visitors 2-0 ahead at the break.

David Worrall headed in Payne's shot to make it 3-0, but Michael Higdon's 12-yard strike and header from Liam Kelly's cross, just after he had missed a penalty, pulled two back for Oldham.

But from the restart Payne's cross was turned in by Will Atkinson, before Luke Prosser's six-yard header sealed it.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 24EckersleySubstituted forFullerat 54'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 6KellyBooked at 81mins
  • 32Fulton
  • 22Yeates
  • 34Higdon
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forRasuloat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 8Jones
  • 12Rasulo
  • 15Winchester
  • 30Fuller

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forReaat 53'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 14HurstBooked at 76mins
  • 10PayneBooked at 63minsSubstituted forProsserat 80'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forPigottat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 13Smith
  • 15Bolger
  • 20Rea
  • 23Pigott
  • 24O'Neill
  • 28Williams
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,301

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5.

  3. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

  7. Post update

    Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Giorgio Rasulo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 5. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Pigott.

  14. Booking

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Glen Rea (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Luke Prosser replaces Jack Payne.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 4. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Southend United 3. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Kelly following a set piece situation.