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Southend United 3-1 Portsmouth

A brace from right-back Jason Demetriou saw Southend secure victory against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.

The Cyprus international took his season's tally to eight with two more strikes as unbeaten Shrimpers boss Chris Powell secured a fourth win in five games.

Portsmouth, who had midfielder Nathan Thompson sent off in the 64th minute, gifted their hosts an early lead when Matt Clarke fired past his own goalkeeper when an attempting to challenge Shayon Harrison.

A resurgent Southend doubled their lead in the 12th minute when Demetriou blasted home a Stephen McLaughlin pass from 20 yards, but the visitors got back in the game when Gareth Evans tapped home from close range.

However, Portsmouth's hopes were hit midway through the second half when Thompson was dismissed for a late challenge on Ben Coker.

And Southend were able to make the most of their extra man six minutes from time when Dru Yearwood charged forward and teed up Demetriou to net with a calm finish from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forBwomonoat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 16Yearwood
  • 8Timlin
  • 21Harrison
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forFortunéat 73'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWrightat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Fortuné
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono
  • 44Wright

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 17Donohue
  • 26EvansSubstituted forRonanat 38'minutes
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 64mins
  • 33Close
  • 18Lowe
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forHawkinsat 69'minutes
  • 19Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 9Hawkins
  • 14Ronan
  • 22Naismith
  • 29Deslandes
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
9,397

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt blocked. Ben Close (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Elvis Bwomono replaces Jason Demetriou because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Josh Wright replaces Simon Cox.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jason Demetriou (Southend United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Portsmouth 1. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dru Yearwood.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Dru Yearwood (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Close.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Attempt blocked. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Brett Pitman because of an injury.

Delay in match Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shayon Harrison (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Coker (Southend United) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

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

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth33144154041-146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Gillingham331112103736145
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood32106164353-1036
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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