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Southend United 0-2 Shrewsbury Town

A change of management failed to spark Southend into life as fellow League One strugglers Shrewsbury won at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers parted company with manager Chris Powell in the week, with Ricky Duncan named as caretaker boss in his place.

But the alteration failed to spark Southend back into life as their winless streak extended to 12 matches.

After a quiet first half which did not include a single shot on target for either side, Shrewsbury took the lead in the 50th minute with Fejiri Okenabirhie on target.

The Shrews striker nipped in ahead of Southend skipper Rob Kiernan and sent a low 18-yard shot into the back of the net via the inside of the left post.

The visitors sealed their win in the 69th minute with Luke Waterfall heading home James Bolton's cross to take Town up to 15th in the standings.

Southend remain 20th, above the relegation zone on goal difference.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 24Demetriou
  • 15Kiernan
  • 48White
  • 42Hart
  • 8Dieng
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forHyamat 66'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 7Kightly
  • 10Cox
  • 30BunnSubstituted forKelmanat 66'minutes
  • 41Acauah

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 4Hyam
  • 6Turner
  • 18Mantom
  • 34Kelman
  • 36Hutchinson

Shrewsbury

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 54mins
  • 6Beckles
  • 22Waterfall
  • 42Grant
  • 13Bolton
  • 29NorburnSubstituted forLaurentat 45'minutes
  • 8Docherty
  • 23Golbourne
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 77minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 79'minutes
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 5Sadler
  • 11Campbell
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 28Laurent
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 50Payne
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
6,818

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Jonathan Mitchell (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ro-Shaun Williams.

Luke Hyam (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Luke Hyam (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Kelman (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces Shaun Whalley.

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emile Acauah (Southend United).

Booking

Luke Hyam (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ro-Shaun Williams.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Shrewsbury Town 2. Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Emile Acauah (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Charlie Kelman replaces Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke Hyam replaces Dru Yearwood.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton402511478324686
2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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