Match ends, Southend United 2, Burton Albion 3.
Burton ended a run of six games without a win by taking three points at struggling Southend.
The Brewers took just five minutes to take the lead as Colin Daniels' left-wing cross found Lucas Akins at the far post and he fired home an assured volley.
Southend came close to equalising when Sam Mantom fired against the left post and he was at the centre of things when they drew level in bizarre circumstances in the 29th minute, his looping effort finding the net via a misjudged punch from Burton goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara.
Burton regained the lead in the 49th minute when Ryan Edwards bundled the ball home after Joe Powell's driven left-wing cross had been deflected towards his own goal by Joe Shaughnessy.
They went 3-1 up in the 74th minute with Nathan Broadhead latching onto a poor pass from Southend defender Miles Mitchell-Nelson before teeing up Jamie Murphy to score.
The Shrimpers netted a late consolation with John-Joe O'Toole heading Sam Barratt's long throw into his own goal.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 18MantomSubstituted forBarrattat 69'minutes
- 34EgbriSubstituted forKinaliat 59'minutes
- 21O'TooleBooked at 54mins
- 10AkinsBooked at 90mins
- 4EdwardsSubstituted forSbarraat 78'minutes
- 7QuinnSubstituted forWallaceat 90+1'minutes
- 17SarkicSubstituted forBroadheadat 62'minutes
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Burton Albion 3.
Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Clifford.
Attempt blocked. Mark Milligan (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.
Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).
Charlie Kelman (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Own Goal by John-Joe O'Toole, Burton Albion. Southend United 2, Burton Albion 3.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces Stephen Quinn.
Attempt saved. Sam Barratt (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Milligan.
Attempt missed. Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Powell.
Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).
Sam Barratt (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.
Attempt saved. Mark Milligan (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Sam Barratt (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a cross.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.
Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).
Eren Kinali (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.