Three goals in eight minutes either side of half-time saw Southend come from behind to beat Cheltenham.

Town took the lead when Jermaine McGlashan powered Sam Deering's cross past Paul Smith.

Sean Clohessy levelled from a tight angle after Britt Assombalonga hit the post, before the striker nodded home after Ryan Cresswell's header had hit the woodwork.

Mark Phillips headed in Kevan Hurst's free-kick to complete the scoring.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"If we want to be successful, we can't be conceding set pieces like we did today.

"We've had a good week on the training ground but unfortunately it counts for nothing on Saturday - we've got a game to put it right on Tuesday but I'm not going to beat them up too much.

"We're all not happy with the start that we've made, three points today and we'd have been saying what a decent start but the reality is we haven't won, reality is we conceded three goals at home again, it's up to me to put it right and I will do."

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"We rode our luck in the first half 35 minutes and they had several chances, but once we got the equaliser, we got ourselves in the right areas of the pitch.

"I rattled their cage a bit (at half-time) as I thought the tempo wasn't right and I thought we had a couple more gears in us.

"I was proved right, we came out and got in behind them.

"The front two have been a revelation this season for us. Their work-rate and keeping of the ball makes it a lot easier for our players to support them."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Jones
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati Booked
  • 04 Carter
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Deering (Penn - 77' )
  • 11 McGlashan (Goulding - 81' )
  • 14 Harrad
  • 23 Mohamed (Duffy - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 05 Hooman
  • 16 Penn
  • 21 Graham
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding

Southend United

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

Substitutes

  • 34 Belford
  • 03 Straker
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 24 Benyon
  • 32 Njie
Ref: Duncan
Att: 2,751

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

0 5

Corners

3 12

Fouls

9 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:33 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:15

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

90:00 +4:55

Shot by Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

90:00 +4:10

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) to far post, clearance by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

90:00 +3:55

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham).

90:00 +3:43

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Southend) on Billy Jones (Cheltenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +3:15

Handball by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Sean Clohessy (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +2:43

Attacking throw-in by Gavin Tomlin (Southend).

90:00 +2:03

Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend).

90:00 +1:24

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

90:00 +1:04

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

90:00 +0:39

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

89:14

Foul by John Spicer (Southend) on Darren Carter (Cheltenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) from left channel, resulting in open play.

87:21

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Southend) on Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) from right channel, passed. Shot by Darren Carter (Cheltenham) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Michael Timlin (Southend).

86:45

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

85:40

Shot by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Southend substitution: David Martin replaced by Anthony Straker (tactical).

84:12

Shot by Jeff Goulding (Cheltenham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), resulting in open play. Foul by David Martin (Southend) on Russell Penn (Cheltenham).

83:58

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

83:42

Cross by Michael Timlin (Southend), resulting in ball out of play.

82:51

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend) on Steve Elliott (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) from left channel, resulting in open play.

81:59

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend) on Billy Jones (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

81:09

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend) on Keith Lowe (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) from own half, passed.

81:02

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Jermaine McGlashan replaced by Jeff Goulding (tactical).

79:56

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend) on Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) from left channel, resulting in open play.

79:49

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

79:32

Shot by Kevan Hurst (Southend) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

79:17

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

78:42

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

78:12

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Southend) on Scott Brown (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:35

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to centre, save (punched) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

76:44 Substitution

Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Sam Deering replaced by Russell Penn (tactical).

76:34

Shot by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) volleyed right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

75:44

Cross by Gavin Tomlin (Southend), save (caught) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

75:08

Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

74:46

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend) on Steve Elliott (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Kaid Mohamed replaced by Darryl Duffy (tactical).

73:57

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham) on David Martin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Smith (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

73:05

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

72:49

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

72:25

Shot by Sam Deering (Cheltenham) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

70:29

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to far post, header by Ryan Cresswell (Southend) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), clearance by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by David Martin (Southend) to far post, clearance by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham).

69:59

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) on Michael Timlin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Smith (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

69:22

Defending throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

68:39

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to near post, clearance by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham).

67:55

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to centre, clearance by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham).

67:27

Attacking throw-in by David Martin (Southend).

66:46

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) on John Spicer (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Smith (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

63:12

Foul by Darren Carter (Cheltenham) on Gavin Tomlin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) from left channel, resulting in open play.

62:16

Ryan Cresswell (Southend) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

61:29

Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Gavin Tomlin (Southend).

60:59

Foul by Darren Carter (Cheltenham) on Gavin Tomlin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) from right wing, resulting in open play.

60:44

Defending throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

60:05

Shot by Kaid Mohamed (Cheltenham) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.

57:56

Shot by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) right-footed from left wing (20 yards), resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

57:41

Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Cheltenham).

56:48

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to centre, clearance by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham).

55:54

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

55:19

Defending throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

55:00

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

54:41

Shot by Kevan Hurst (Southend) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.

52:23

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) on Chris Barker (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Smith (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

51:21

Assist by Kevan Hurst (Southend) from left wing.

51:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Phillips - Cheltenham 1 - 3 Southend Headed goal by Mark Phillips (Southend) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Cheltenham 1-3 Southend.

50:46 Booking

Booking Sido Jombati (Cheltenham) booked for dissent.

50:27

Foul by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) on David Martin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

50:03

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

49:49

Defending throw-in by Billy Jones (Cheltenham).

48:43

Assist (cross) by Sean Clohessy (Southend) from right wing.

48:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Cheltenham 1 - 2 Southend Headed goal by Britt Assombalonga (Southend) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Cheltenham 1-2 Southend.

46:43

Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Cheltenham).

46:19

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

45:49

Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Cheltenham).

45:14

Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Smith (Southend) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:13

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

44:59

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

43:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Clohessy - Cheltenham 1 - 1 Southend Goal by Sean Clohessy (Southend) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Cheltenham 1-1 Southend.

41:41

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

40:53

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

40:18

Header by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

39:24

Foul by David Martin (Southend) on Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) from right wing, resulting in open play.

37:29

Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

37:22

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

36:52

Shot by David Martin (Southend) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.

36:18

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst (Southend) to far post, save (punched) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

35:23

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

34:33

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

34:16

Attacking throw-in by Darren Carter (Cheltenham).

32:53

Sean Clohessy (Southend) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

31:40

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

30:30

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) to far post, clearance by Ryan Cresswell (Southend).

29:56

Shot by Kevan Hurst (Southend) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

27:04

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend) on Darren Carter (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Carter (Cheltenham) from own half (30 yards), missed left.

25:31

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

24:08

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by John Spicer (Southend) to far post, header by Ryan Cresswell (Southend) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.

23:45

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

23:25

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend) on Marlon Pack (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) from own half, passed.

21:58

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

21:28

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend) on Sido Jombati (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

20:12

Shot by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Paul Smith (Southend).

19:44

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

19:17

Attacking throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

17:02

Shot by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), resulting in open play. Save (caught) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

16:22

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

15:50

Attacking throw-in by Chris Barker (Southend).

14:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine McGlashan - Cheltenham 1 - 0 Southend goal by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham) right-footed (top-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Cheltenham 1-0 Southend.

14:24

Cross by Sam Deering (Cheltenham),

10:03

Cross by David Martin (Southend), save (caught) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham). Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham) on Michael Timlin (Southend). Free kick taken right-footed by John Spicer (Southend) from right channel, resulting in open play. Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by David Martin (Southend) to near post, clearance by Scott Brown (Cheltenham). Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

9:45

Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

9:32

Attacking throw-in by Gavin Tomlin (Southend).

8:32

Cross by Gavin Tomlin (Southend), save (caught) by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

7:35

Goal kick taken long by Paul Smith (Southend).

6:38

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Gavin Tomlin (Southend).

5:17

Foul by David Martin (Southend) on Sido Jombati (Cheltenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Billy Jones (Cheltenham) from right channel, resulting in open play.

3:57

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend) on Sam Deering (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Marlon Pack (Cheltenham) from right channel, resulting in open play.

3:13

Foul by David Martin (Southend) on Sido Jombati (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

2:32

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

2:07

Defending throw-in by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham).

1:32

Defending throw-in by Billy Jones (Cheltenham).

1:14

Attacking throw-in by Sean Clohessy (Southend).

0:51

Foul by Kaid Mohamed (Cheltenham) on Michael Timlin (Southend). Free kick taken left-footed by David Martin (Southend) from right channel, resulting in open play.

0:08

Goal kick taken long by Scott Brown (Cheltenham).

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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