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Colchester United 0-2 Southend United

Kevin Keen's first match as Colchester United manager ended in a Boxing Day defeat by Southend in the Essex derby.

Colchester twice went close in the first half as Darren Ambrose fired just wide and Southend keeper Dan Bentley saved at the feet of Chris Porter.

Southend went ahead when John White fired a first-time volley through a crowd of players past Elliot Parish.

The visitors made it 2-0 when Noel Hunt robbed George Elokobi and found David Mooney, who rounded Parish to score.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 5Wynter
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 3Briggs
  • 8Gilbey
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
  • 28AmbroseSubstituted forWrightat 72'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 31HarriottSubstituted forMasseyat 86'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 11Massey
  • 15Kent
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 26Barrett
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Coker
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18LeonardBooked at 52mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forPigottat 82'minutes
  • 16HuntSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 78'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forReaat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 20Rea
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Pigott
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
9,222

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Southend United 2.

Attempt saved. George Elokobi (Colchester United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Callum Harriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces David Mooney.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Pigott replaces Jack Payne.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Noel Hunt.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Southend United 2. David Mooney (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Noel Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Darren Ambrose.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Joe Edwards.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Foul by Darren Ambrose (Colchester United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Foul by Darren Ambrose (Colchester United).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by John White.

Attempt missed. Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. George Elokobi (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall22136338191945
2Burton22143530191145
3Gillingham23135545291644
4Coventry23127440231743
5Peterborough23114849341537
6Wigan22107531201137
7Southend2210753123837
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall229493132-131
12Rochdale228682826230
13Port Vale238692727030
14Scunthorpe2393112629-330
15Swindon2384113338-528
16Doncaster237792632-628
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Fleetwood2265112931-223
19Shrewsbury2365122834-623
20Chesterfield2372142539-1423
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2355133357-2420
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