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Southend United 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Southend ended a run of four successive League One defeats with victory against 10-man Scunthorpe at Roots Hall.

Goals from Timothee Dieng and Sam Mantom, either side of James Perch's dismissal, secured a return to winning ways for the hosts.

The Shrimpers opened the scoring after just eight minutes when Harry Bunn's left-wing cross was met by Dieng, who netted with a powerful header from 10 yards.

Southend stayed on top with Stephen McLaughlin having two curling efforts impressively tipped wide of the left post by Scunthorpe goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.

However, the Iron were reduced to 10 men when Perch was shown a second yellow card by referee Trevor Kettle following a foul on Stephen McLaughlin.

Despite the defender's dismissal, Scunthorpe still looked a threat at the start of the second half with Cameron Burgess having a header tipped over by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley, who then also pushed away a free-kick from Josh Morris.

But the Shrimpers made sure of the win in the 80th minute, with Mantom netting with a low shot against his former side.

The closest Scunthorpe came to scoring a consolation was when Lee Novak hit the crossbar in the 81st minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forBwomonoat 15'minutes
  • 48White
  • 23Moore
  • 32Hendrie
  • 4Hyam
  • 8DiengSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 75'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forKightlyat 86'minutes
  • 30Bunn

Substitutes

  • 2Bwomono
  • 7Kightly
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 20Klass
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 23McArdle
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 14PerchBooked at 38mins
  • 9UgboSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes
  • 8HorsfieldSubstituted forLewisat 74'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 18Thomas
  • 17NovakBooked at 45mins
  • 12DalesBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBen El-Mhanniat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Humphrys
  • 15Lewis
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 40Pugh
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,110

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Ike Ugbo.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces James Horsfield.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

James Horsfield (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Timothee Dieng (Southend United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Yasin Ben El-Mhanni replaces Andy Dales because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

goal

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17Rochdale206592738-1123
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