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Southend United 3-1 Millwall

Southend boss Phil Brown
Phil Brown's side climbed out of the bottom four following their victory

Southend surged to their first home league win of the season with victory against Millwall.

The Shrimpers began the game with just one victory in their first seven outings but they roared back to winning ways with a convincing performance.

They went in front after just six minutes when Jermaine McGlashan's low left-wing cross was neatly controlled by David Mooney before the striker turned to fire home, via the aid of a deflection, from eight yards.

However, Millwall hit back to equalise in the 33rd minute when Aiden O'Brien poked the ball home from close range.

The Lions were then extremely fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when Joe Martin somehow avoided a second yellow card for a foul on Mooney.

Millwall boss Neil Harris immediately substituted Martin but could not stop the Shrimpers regaining the lead when Stephen McLaughlin lashed home a right-footed shot in the 50th minute.

Substitute Luke O'Neill completed the scoring for the Shrimpers three minutes from time, netting from a narrow angle after Jordan Archer had parried Ben Coker's left-wing cross.

REACTION: Southend United manager Phil Brown speaks to BBC Radio Essex

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 17McGlashanBooked at 79minsSubstituted forKyprianouat 85'minutes
  • 24Demetriou
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forO'Neillat 72'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forCoxat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 10Cox
  • 16King
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Smith
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 33Inniss

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 3MartinBooked at 24minsSubstituted forGregoryat 40'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 6Williams
  • 18Ferguson
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 8Thompson
  • 9Gregory
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Wylde
  • 15Nelson
  • 26Abdou
  • 31King
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
7,752

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Millwall 1.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces David Mooney.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Millwall 1. Luke O'Neill (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Booking

Byron Webster (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Harry Kyprianou replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Booking

Ben Thompson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Booking

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke O'Neill replaces Stephen McLaughlin because of an injury.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

David Worrall (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) because of an injury.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Callum Butcher.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Callum Butcher.

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Millwall 1. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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