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Southend United 3-2 Burton Albion

Southend United boosted their League One survival hopes with a vital victory against Burton Albion at Roots Hall.

Goals from Sam Mantom, Harry Bunn and Timothee Dieng saw the Shrimpers secure their first win since January.

Southend opened the scoring with a well-worked goal when a superb right-wing cross from Simon Cox was fired home by Mantom.

The Shrimpers doubled their lead in the 48th minute when Bunn converted another cross from Cox.

Burton hit back on the hour mark with John Brayford volleying home Reece Hutchinson's deep left-wing cross.

However, Southend restored a two-goal cushion as Dieng headed home fellow substitute Michael Kightly's free-kick from the right.

The Brewers replied four minutes from time with Marcus Harness netting a well-taken left-footed shot, but Southend held on to end a run of 15 games without a victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 6Turner
  • 23Moore
  • 48White
  • 2Bwomono
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forDiengat 67'minutes
  • 15KiernanSubstituted forHyamat 45'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 42Hart
  • 30BunnSubstituted forKightlyat 73'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 7Kightly
  • 8Dieng
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Bishop
  • 32Hendrie
  • 34Kelman

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forClarkeat 83'minutes
  • 22Wallace
  • 5McFadzean
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 10Akins
  • 12FoxBooked at 75mins
  • 23QuinnBooked at 77minsSubstituted forMcCroryat 78'minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 16Harness
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBradleyat 38'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Hawkins
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Clarke
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,169

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Burton Albion 2.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Marcus Harness (Burton Albion).

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Bradley (Burton Albion).

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

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Burton Albion 2. Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Josh Clarke replaces John Brayford.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Damien McCrory replaces Stephen Quinn.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Burton Albion 1. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Harry Bunn.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sam Hart.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Hyam (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Timothee Dieng replaces Dru Yearwood.

Hand ball by Luke Hyam (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Burton Albion 1. John Brayford (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Hutchinson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by John Brayford.

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

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Burton Albion 0. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Cox following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0.

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5Charlton4424101067402782
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough431812136556966
8Coventry441810165351264
9Blackpool441517124947262
10Burton4416121663531060
11Oxford Utd441514155559-459
12Fleetwood431512165650657
13Gillingham441410205870-1252
14Rochdale44149215383-3051
15Bristol Rovers441214184549-450
16Shrewsbury441214185058-850
17Wycombe441311205365-1250
18Accrington431212194364-2148
19Southend44138235366-1347
20Plymouth441211215273-2147
21Scunthorpe441210224977-2846
22Wimbledon43129223860-2245
23Walsall441110234671-2543
24Bradford44107274675-2937
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