Britt Assombalonga scored twice as Southend picked up their third home win in seven days at the expense of 10-man Dangenham and Redbridge.

Luke Wilkinson saw red early on for a foul on Gavin Tomlin, and Assombalonga made it an uphill struggle for the visitors when he nodded in for 1-0.

And he bundled in a second after Kevan Hurst's low shot was parried.

Dwight Gayle's cross somehow evaded Paul Smith in the home goal, but Ryan Creswell's volley sealed the points.

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Southend manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"Going down to 10 men sometimes is like playing 12 men. It proved that in the second half when we got sloppy and lazy.

"We've created an awful lot of chances and not taken them today again, which will cost us dear in the future.

"But we are creating chances which is pleasing, and getting the result is the most important thing.

"I'm quite pleased for Britt Assomabalonga he's worked hard since he's got here."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Southend

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 15 Phillips Booked
  • 23 Barker
  • 08 Timlin
  • 11 Martin (Straker - 68' )
  • 14 Hurst
  • 19 Spicer
  • 20 Assombalonga (Harris - 86' )
  • 21 Tomlin (Benyon - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Belford
  • 03 Straker
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 09 Harris
  • 24 Benyon
  • 32 Njie

Dag & Red

  • 01 Lewington
  • 02 Wilkinson Dismissed
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 04 Doe
  • 06 Spillane
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 12 Elito (Do Green - 57' )
  • 17 Howell
  • 19 Ogogo
  • 07 Williams (Woodall - 62' )
  • 20 Gayle (Scott - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Seabright
  • 11 Do Green
  • 21 Da Green
  • 24 Bingham
  • 10 Scott
  • 14 Reed
  • 23 Woodall
Ref: Collins
Att: 5,348

Match Stats

Shots

19 10

On target

9 4

Corners

4 7

Fouls

18 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:01

Kevan Hurst produces a cross.

90:00 +2:34

Centre by Femi Ilesanmi.

90:00 +2:22

The ball is delivered by Michael Timlin, Scott Doe makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:13 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Tomlin.

90:00 +0:32

The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Scott Doe makes a clearance.

89:47

Centre by Dominic Green, clearance by Mark Phillips.

88:53

Shot from outside the area by Luke Howell misses to the left of the goal.

88:42

The ball is crossed by Dominic Green, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.

87:41

Effort from deep inside the area by Gavin Tomlin misses to the left of the goal.

87:03

Chris Barker sends in a cross, clearance made by Scott Doe.

86:52

The ball is delivered by Chris Barker.

85:26 Substitution

Substitution (Southend) makes a substitution, with Neil Harris coming on for Britt Assombalonga.

85:26

Luke Howell fouled by Gavin Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Spillane restarts play with the free kick.

84:18

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan Cresswell misses to the left of the goal.

83:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Doe on Britt Assombalonga. John Spicer restarts play with the free kick. Drilled right-footed shot by Britt Assombalonga. Blocked by Michael Spillane. Outswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst.

82:28

Britt Assombalonga produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

81:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Scott by Chris Barker. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

80:33

Gavin Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

79:21

Corner taken by Dominic Green from the left by-line, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.

78:19

Corner taken by Dominic Green from the left by-line, save made by Paul Smith.

77:00

Abu Ogogo produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:18

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Dominic Green, clearance made by Mark Phillips.

75:58

Centre by Femi Ilesanmi, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.

74:58

Brian Woodall fouled by Sean Clohessy, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

74:09

Ryan Cresswell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar. Luke Howell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Timlin. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.

73:19

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line, clearance by Femi Ilesanmi.

73:07

Gavin Tomlin produces a cross, Femi Ilesanmi manages to make a clearance.

71:20

Luke Howell takes the free kick.

71:20 Substitution

Substitution Dwight Gayle goes off and Josh Scott comes on.

71:20 Booking

Booking Mark Phillips goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

71:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Phillips on Abu Ogogo.

70:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Femi Ilesanmi by Sean Clohessy. Femi Ilesanmi takes the free kick.

70:40

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Femi Ilesanmi.

70:25

Shot by Britt Assombalonga. Chris Lewington makes a save.

69:03

The assist for the goal came from Kevan Hurst.

69:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Cresswell - Southend 3 - 1 Dag & Red Ryan Cresswell grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 3-1 Dag & Red.

68:12

Unfair challenge on Britt Assombalonga by Luke Howell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevan Hurst,

67:27 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Straker comes on in place of David Martin.

66:40

Close range shot by Abu Ogogo misses to the left of the goal.

64:54

Mark Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dwight Gayle. Luke Howell restarts play with the free kick.

63:20

Dominic Green delivers the ball.

62:04

Gavin Tomlin is ruled offside. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

61:47

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

61:02 Substitution

Substitution Brian Woodall is brought on as a substitute for Sam Williams.

60:20

Kevan Hurst takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Femi Ilesanmi.

59:02

Britt Assombalonga takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Chris Lewington.

57:32

Mark Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. The ball is delivered by Sam Williams, Headed effort on goal by Scott Doe from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

56:32 Substitution

Substitution Medy Elito goes off and Dominic Green comes on.

54:34

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst, save by Chris Lewington.

52:04

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Dwight Gayle.

51:52

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Spillane.

51:42

The ball is sent over by David Martin, Chris Lewington makes a save.

51:30

Centre by Kevan Hurst.

50:26

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy.

49:51

Kevan Hurst delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Spillane.

48:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Howell on Michael Timlin. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

48:10

Centre by Kevan Hurst, save made by Chris Lewington.

46:44

Ryan Cresswell challenges Dwight Gayle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Dwight Gayle from the free kick, blocked by Michael Timlin.

46:03

Luke Howell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

45:25

Corner taken right-footed by Medy Elito from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevan Hurst.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Dwight Gayle - Southend 2 - 1 Dag & Red Goal scored by Dwight Gayle from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 2-1 Dag & Red.

43:32

Gavin Hoyte produces a cross.

41:32

The ball is swung over by Kevan Hurst, comfortable save by Chris Lewington.

40:55

The ball is swung over by David Martin, comfortable save by Chris Lewington.

40:11

Medy Elito concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Timlin. Michael Timlin takes the free kick.

39:48

Britt Assombalonga is caught offside. Scott Doe takes the direct free kick.

38:41

Shot by David Martin. Blocked by Gavin Hoyte.

37:49

Dwight Gayle takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

36:29

Assist by Kevan Hurst.

36:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Southend 2 - 0 Dag & Red A goal is scored by Britt Assombalonga from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 2-0 Dag & Red.

36:11

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Chris Lewington makes a save.

34:19

Foul by Britt Assombalonga on Michael Spillane, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

33:19

Luke Howell takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Britt Assombalonga is caught offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

31:28

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Chris Lewington makes a save.

30:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Doe on Britt Assombalonga. Michael Timlin restarts play with the free kick.

28:29

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Gavin Hoyte.

27:36

David Martin crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gavin Tomlin misses to the right of the target.

25:45

Unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Sean Clohessy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Medy Elito.

24:21

Sam Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Clohessy. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

23:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abu Ogogo by John Spicer. Free kick taken by Michael Spillane.

22:27

Sean Clohessy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Medy Elito. Medy Elito takes the free kick.

20:13

Sam Williams fouled by Ryan Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Spillane.

19:12

David Martin takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:59

The assist for the goal came from Sean Clohessy.

17:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Southend 1 - 0 Dag & Red Britt Assombalonga grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Southend 1-0 Dag & Red.

17:59

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy,

17:09

Medy Elito takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevan Hurst manages to make a clearance.

16:50

The ball is sent over by Sam Williams, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

15:57

John Spicer has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

14:16

Britt Assombalonga is caught offside. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

12:36

Michael Spillane concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Tomlin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevan Hurst.

12:15

Shot by John Spicer. Scott Doe gets a block in.

11:30

A cross is delivered by David Martin, Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Abu Ogogo.

11:11

Femi Ilesanmi fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Medy Elito.

10:49

Corner taken right-footed by Medy Elito, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

10:33

The ball is sent over by Medy Elito, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

10:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abu Ogogo by Michael Timlin. Michael Spillane takes the free kick.

9:18

Sam Williams fouled by Mark Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Femi Ilesanmi restarts play with the free kick.

8:21

Scott Doe challenges Gavin Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kevan Hurst, save by Chris Lewington.

7:37 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Luke Wilkinson a red card for professional foul.

6:18

Gavin Hoyte sends in a cross, clearance made by Chris Barker. Chris Barker is caught offside. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

5:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Medy Elito, Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

4:37

Femi Ilesanmi fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Medy Elito, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

4:08

Gavin Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Femi Ilesanmi. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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