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Southend United 3-0 Colchester United

Alex Gilbey is sent off
Alex Gilbey is shown the red card at Roots Hall

Southend left it late before three late goals in eight minutes saw off 10-man Colchester in the Essex derby.

Alex Gilbey saw red for a challenge on Ryan Leonard in the first half, but the visitors did a sterling defensive job until the closing stages.

Anthony Wordsworth broke the deadlock with a 20-yard effort against his old side, then captain Adam Barrett headed another from Jack Payne's corner.

On-loan striker Sam McQueen sealed it with an injury-time tap-in.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 15BolgerBooked at 45mins
  • 26BarrettBooked at 90mins
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 5minsSubstituted forWordsworthat 62'minutes
  • 24O'Neill
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWorrallat 74'minutes
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forKamaraat 45'minutes
  • 20McQueenBooked at 90mins
  • 33Hendrie
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Mooney
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 22Deegan
  • 25Kamara

Colchester

Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Parish
  • 18Eastman
  • 15Kent
  • 6Elokobi
  • 24Brindley
  • 4Edwards
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 36mins
  • 2Garvan
  • 11MasseySubstituted forBriggsat 51'minutesSubstituted forLeeat 84'minutes
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forAmbroseat 76'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 3Briggs
  • 7Wright
  • 12Lee
  • 19Bonne
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 25Barnes
  • 28Ambrose
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
10,279

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away2

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 3, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 3, Colchester United 0. Sam McQueen (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Payne.

  5. Booking

    Luke O'Neill (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  9. Booking

    Adam Barrett (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 2, Colchester United 0. Adam Barrett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Elliot Lee replaces Matthew Briggs.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 1, Colchester United 0. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cian Bolger.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces George Moncur.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29193740241660
2Walsall29168547301756
3Wigan301510550292155
4Gillingham30167755361955
5Coventry29139748321648
6Millwall29145104738947
7Southend2913884135647
8Peterborough291351154411344
9Port Vale30127113435-143
10Sheff Utd2911994541442
11Bradford2811892932-341
12Barnsley28123134542339
13Scunthorpe28115123337-438
14Rochdale28107113739-237
15Bury27107103640-437
16Doncaster2999113539-436
17Swindon30106144247-536
18Blackpool2996142835-733
19Chesterfield2993173849-1130
20Shrewsbury2985163449-1529
21Fleetwood2777133437-328
22Crewe2968153050-2026
23Oldham27412112740-1324
24Colchester2957173668-3222
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