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Stevenage 1-2 Southend United

Charlie Kelman's terrific double helped Southend come from behind to beat Stevenage 2-1 in an engrossing Carabao Cup tie.

Dean Parrett's sublime left-foot finish from 20 yards saw the hosts take an early lead, but 17-year-old Kelman scored twice within the opening 10 minutes of the second half to see the Shrimpers through to the second round.

The League One visitors made a flying start, Stephen McLaughlin stinging Paul Farman's palms with a well-struck effort to signal their intent.

Their early momentum was pierced clinically by Parrett, though, with an instinctive turn and strike to open his account after returning to the Lamex from Gillingham this summer.

The goal lit a spark in Dino Maamria's side, and Kurtis Guthrie could have doubled the lead soon after but poked wide from three yards.

That miss soon proved costly, Kelman getting his head on the end of a pinpoint cross from Elvis Bwomono seconds after the restart to make it 1-1.

The teenager was then teed up by Nathan Ralph before finding a pocket of space and smashing the ball past Farman, as Southend held on for their first win in the EFL Cup since beating Bristol City back in 2010.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forSonupeat 59'minutesSubstituted forat 85'minutes
  • 30FernandezBooked at 72mins
  • 7CarterSubstituted forCowleyat 77'minutes
  • 6Soares
  • 12Husin
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forIonttonat 50'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 9Cowley
  • 11Sonupe
  • 13Bastien
  • 16Iontton
  • 17Rollinson
  • 19Newton
  • 23Smith

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26LennonSubstituted forWhiteat 26'minutes
  • 3Ralph
  • 36HutchinsonBooked at 69mins
  • 5Milligan
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forBlackmanat 77'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forRobinsonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 4Hyam
  • 7Humphrys
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 31Robinson
  • 39Blackman
  • 48White
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Southend United 2.

Offside, Southend United. Nathan Ralph tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

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

Foul by Jason Cowley (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Charlie Kelman.

Offside, Southend United. Nathan Bishop tries a through ball, but Charlie Kelman is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luis Fernandez with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Terence Vancooten.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Emmanuel Sonupe went off injured after Stevenage had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage).

Mark Milligan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Cowley (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Andre Blackman replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jason Cowley replaces Charlie Carter because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Charlie Carter (Stevenage).

Mark Milligan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage).

Offside, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Nathan Ralph is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

Booking

Luis Fernandez (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Booking

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United).

Noor Husin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luther Wildin with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Foul by Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United).

Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Scott Cuthbert because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

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