Match ends, Southend United 3, Burton Albion 2.
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.
- 16YearwoodSubstituted forDiengat 67'minutes
- 15KiernanSubstituted forHyamat 45'minutes
- 30BunnSubstituted forKightlyat 73'minutes
- 10CoxBooked at 80mins
- 2BrayfordSubstituted forClarkeat 83'minutes
- 12FoxBooked at 75mins
- 23QuinnBooked at 77minsSubstituted forMcCroryat 78'minutes
- 27BoyceSubstituted forBradleyat 38'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
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! 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, 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.
Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Hand ball by Simon Cox (Southend United).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Damien McCrory replaces Stephen Quinn.
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.
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.