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Southend United 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Southend United moved up to ninth in the League One table after beating Oldham Athletic at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Jason Demetriou fired home from the penalty spot after Cameron Dummigan had fouled Josh Wright.

The spot-kick ended a poor run of penalties for Southend, who had missed four of their last five.

And it was Oldham who instead struggled to score from 12 yards as Craig Davies' well-struck penalty - given for a foul by Demetriou on Rob Hunt - was superbly tipped over the crossbar by Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley on the stroke of half-time.

Southend doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a well-worked move resulted in Stephen McLaughlin delivering a left-wing cross which was volleyed home by Wright.

Latics should have got back into the game when top goalscorer Eoin Doyle sent a six-yard header wide of the right-hand upright before he nodded another effort against the outside of the opposite post in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 40mins
  • 6Turner
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 2Hendrie
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 56mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 44Wright
  • 7KightlySubstituted forWordsworthat 45+2'minutes
  • 9Fortuné
  • 10CoxSubstituted forBaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 17McGlashan
  • 48White
  • 50Ranger

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26ClarkeSubstituted forWilsonat 60'minutes
  • 40Bryan
  • 23Hunt
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forObadeyiat 72'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 24Fane
  • 16MenigSubstituted forNepomucenoat 58'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 13DoyleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 7Flynn
  • 12Wilson
  • 25Omrani
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 28Green
  • 30Obadeyi
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,608

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Leonard (Southend United) because of an injury.

Booking

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Amadou Ba replaces Simon Cox.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Jack Byrne.

Foul by Michael Turner (Southend United).

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Brian Wilson replaces Peter Clarke because of an injury.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt blocked. Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Gevaro Nepomuceno replaces Queensy Menig.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

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1Wigan19133336122442
2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Blackburn19114434171737
5Bradford2011362922736
6Charlton1910542923635
7Peterborough208573129229
8Portsmouth209292524129
9Southend207762429-528
10Oxford Utd207673427727
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Blackpool207672627-127
13Rotherham2082103330326
14Walsall196762728-125
15Bristol Rovers2080122936-724
16MK Dons206682229-724
17Doncaster206592125-423
18Oldham206593038-823
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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