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Oldham Athletic 0-3 Southend United

Oldham's relegation worries deepened as they slumped to a dismal home defeat against Southend.

The Latics were let down by woeful finishing before Simon Cox's second-half double inspired the Shrimpers to their fourth away win of the season.

The visitors needed just five minutes to break through as Shayon Harrison headed a corner against the post and Theo Robinson tapped in the loose ball.

Oldham's Eoin Doyle could have levelled before Southend threatened again when Stephen McLaughlin forced a save from Johny Placide.

The home side controlled the rest of the first half, but visiting keeper Mark Oxley did well to grab Doyle's close-range header and several more chances went begging.

Southend sprung out of defence to double their lead in the 52nd minute, Cox firing in at the second attempt after his initial shot was only partially-saved by Placide.

Another clinical attack made it 3-0 just four minutes later as Sam Mantom's left-wing cross gave Cox the simplest of finishes.

Jason Demetriou hit the post for Southend, while Oldham's Gevaro Nepomuceno did the same in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 4Wilson
  • 15Edmundson
  • 34Haymer
  • 23Hunt
  • 29ByrneBooked at 85mins
  • 6Gardner
  • 24FaneSubstituted forBentekeat 60'minutes
  • 12NazonSubstituted forNepomucenoat 83'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forHollowayat 45'minutes
  • 13DoyleBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 10Holloway
  • 18Pringle
  • 20Stott
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 30Obadeyi
  • 32Benteke

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 71mins
  • 48White
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 42Bwomono
  • 16Yearwood
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forGardat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 21HarrisonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 83'minutes
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forLadapoat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kightly
  • 9Fortuné
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 30Mitchell-Nelson
  • 43Gard
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,362

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 3.

Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Kyprianou (Southend United).

Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Lewis Gard replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Booking

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Gevaro Nepomuceno replaces Duckens Nazon.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Shayon Harrison.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Shayon Harrison (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Shayon Harrison (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is blocked.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Kyprianou.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Benteke replaces Ousmane Fane.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Kyprianou.

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

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

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 3. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin.

goal

As It Stood

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