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Southend United 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood recorded their first victory against Southend as goals from Chris Long and Ashley Hunter handed Uwe Rosler's side a straightforward win.

Fleetwood, who had not beaten the Shrimpers in six previous attempts, were largely untroubled by their hosts and should have won by a more comfortable margin.

Town broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when Long collected Amari'i Bell's pass forward and drilled a low, 25-yard shot into the bottom-left-hand corner of the net.

Eggert Jonsson's header from a corner was then headed off the goal-line by Southend full-back Jason Demetriou before Nathan Pond headed another corner just inches wide of the left post.

After the break, the lively Devante Cole fired inches over from 20 yards after robbing Ben Coker of the ball before the striker saw another effort parried away by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Hunter's goalbound effort was cleared to safety by Coker but Fleetwood sealed a comfortable win in the 77th minute when Hunter netted from a narrow angle after being played the ball by James Ryan.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 84mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 6BarrettBooked at 36mins
  • 3Coker
  • 7O'NeillBooked at 90mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 16KingSubstituted forMcGlashanat 41'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forMooneyat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 9Mooney
  • 12Atkinson
  • 15Sokolik
  • 17McGlashan
  • 20Williams
  • 22Smith

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3BellBooked at 45mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 4JónssonBooked at 70mins
  • 11GrantSubstituted forWoolfordat 67'minutes
  • 44Cole
  • 10BallSubstituted forNirennoldat 81'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forHunterat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kip
  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 16Duckworth
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
5,507

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Booking

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

Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces David Ball.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Simon Cox.

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Chris Long.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Booking

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Devante Cole.

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Mooney replaces Jack Bridge.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton541084413
2Bradford532073411
3Scunthorpe5311137610
4Port Vale531162410
5Millwall5311119210
6Gillingham5311910-110
7Peterborough530211659
8Fleetwood52218538
9Charlton52217528
10Chesterfield52128717
11Swindon42114407
12MK Dons521256-17
13Oldham513124-26
14Bury51226605
15Northampton50503305
16Walsall512278-15
17Bristol Rovers411257-24
18Oxford Utd511358-34
19Southend511358-34
20Sheff Utd511348-44
21Shrewsbury511348-44
22Coventry503225-33
23Rochdale502347-32
24Wimbledon502348-42
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