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Southend United 1-0 Bury

A stunning late strike from Ryan Leonard secured victory for Southend against Bury at Roots Hall.

A largely uneventful League One game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw, but Leonard fired home from 25 yards six minutes from time to end the Shrimpers' three-match winless streak.

Bury - who have still yet to win away from home in the league this season - had earlier threatened with Chris Maguire having an early 25-yard free-kick tipped over the crossbar by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Moments later, Maguire's lofted effort, when clean through on goal, was kept out by Oxley before Shakers striker Michael Smith headed wide of the right post when well placed inside the penalty area.

Southend threatened at the start of the second half with Simon Cox heading Michael Kightly's left-wing corner wide of the right post before Bury came even closer to taking the lead when Bunn's powerful effort was tipped onto the crossbar by Oxley.

However, Southend were able to hit back to triumph with Leonard netting from long range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 44Wright
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7KightlySubstituted forRangerat 63'minutes
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 68'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobinsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McLaughlin
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono
  • 50Ranger

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 14Edwards
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15Aldred
  • 33BunnSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 18LaurentSubstituted forInceat 60'minutes
  • 13Reilly
  • 3Leigh
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forO'Sheaat 60'minutes
  • 9Beckford
  • 29Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 12Williams
  • 21Dobre
  • 26O'Shea
  • 30Ince
  • 38Fasan
  • 43Shotton
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
6,787

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home13
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Bury 0.

Attempt saved. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Jordan Williams (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Jordan Williams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Rohan Ince (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Bury 0. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Bury).

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bury).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jordan Williams replaces Harry Bunn.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Rohan Ince (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Nile Ranger replaces Michael Kightly.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Rohan Ince replaces Josh Laurent.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jay O'Shea replaces Chris Maguire.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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