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Southend United 1-4 AFC Wimbledon

In-form Marcus Forss grabbed a hat-trick to fire AFC Wimbledon to a thumping win at fellow strugglers Southend.

On-loan Brentford forward Forss has now scored seven goals in six League One games.

The 20-year-old took just five minutes to open the scoring at Roots Hall, firing home a deflected right-footed shot from 12 yards.

Six minutes later, Forss scored his second goal of the game, netting from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

Southend replied instantly, with Timothee Dieng heading home Nathan Ralph's left-wing cross, but the Shrimpers were unable to find an equaliser during their best spell of the game.

Wimbledon hit back after the break and made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute, with Forss slamming home a penalty after Rob Kiernan had brought down Ryan Delaney.

The Dons remained on top and extended their lead in the 72nd minute when Ryan Delaney headed home Max Sanders' corner to seal the Dons' first away win of the season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2BwomonoSubstituted forDemetriouat 79'minutes
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26LennonSubstituted forHutchinsonat 18'minutes
  • 3RalphSubstituted forHopperat 71'minutes
  • 8DiengBooked at 81mins
  • 15KiernanBooked at 51mins
  • 16Hamilton
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 70mins
  • 10Cox
  • 14Goodship

Substitutes

  • 9Hopper
  • 13Bishop
  • 24Demetriou
  • 30Taylor
  • 34Egbri
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 30KalambayiBooked at 54mins
  • 21Delaney
  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 11PinnockBooked at 84minsSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 90+1'minutes
  • 23Sanders
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHartiganat 82'minutes
  • 37Osew
  • 15ForssSubstituted forAppiahat 79'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 9Appiah
  • 13Tzanev
  • 14Stabana
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 33Reilly
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
6,420

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, AFC Wimbledon 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, AFC Wimbledon 4.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Shane McLoughlin replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Attempt missed. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Paul Osew (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Max Sanders.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah tries a through ball, but Joe Pigott is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Kalambayi.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

Booking

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United).

Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mitchell Pinnock with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Booking

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kwesi Appiah.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Demetriou replaces Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Marcus Forss.

Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, AFC Wimbledon 4. Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Max Sanders with a cross following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Delaney.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Tom Hopper replaces Nathan Ralph.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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