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Southend United 2-3 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth withstood a late Southend fightback - including a goal from inside his own half by 17-year-old debutant Charlie Kelman - to triumph in their League One clash at Roots Hall.

Kelman came off the bench for his first appearance in senior football in the 71st minute and lobbed Argyle keeper Kyle Letheren in stoppage time.

The Pilgrims had been leading 3-0 with only five minutes remaining.

They broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when a poor defensive header from Stephen Hendrie enabled Antoni Sarcevic to confidently fire a low shot into the bottom left corner.

Freddie Ladapo was then denied by Shrimpers goalkeeper Nathan Bishop when clean through on goal but, four minutes into the second half, the striker strode onto David Fox's long ball forward before firing home.

The third came in the 73rd minute with a close-range effort from Ruben Lameiras, before Southend replied with an 85th-minute penalty from Simon Cox.

Then came Kelman's moment of magic, but Plymouth hung on to move within a point of climbing out of the League One relegation zone.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 6Turner
  • 48White
  • 32HendrieBooked at 55mins
  • 8DiengBooked at 61mins
  • 18Mantom
  • 16Yearwood
  • 30BunnSubstituted forKightlyat 34'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 55mins
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forKelmanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 7Kightly
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 29Wabo
  • 34Kelman

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8FoxBooked at 62mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10CareyBooked at 87minsSubstituted forJephcottat 89'minutes
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 54mins
  • 11Lameiras
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 17Ainsworth
  • 25Wootton
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 35Jephcott
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,851

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Plymouth Argyle 3. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Jephcott replaces Graham Carey.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Plymouth Argyle 3. Simon Cox (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Plymouth Argyle 3. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Charlie Kelman replaces Isaac Hutchinson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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