Sonny Bradley's late winner helped Aldershot to victory over Southend and ended their seven-match losing streak.

The Shots broke the deadlock within the first minute when Danny Hylton fired into the bottom corner.

Mark Phillips headed in Kevan Hurst's cross to level, before Shrimpers striker Freddy Eastwood missed from the spot after Britt Assombalonga was felled by Anthony Tonkin.

And the hosts were made to pay when Bradley headed home the decisive goal.

Despite ending their bad run of form, victory was not enough to propel Aldershot out of the League Two relegation zone.

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Aldershot Town manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"We've had some tough times, not all deserved but I'm so delighted for the players and the staff.

"They've shown character, massive character to level and then have a saved penalty and then to go on and win the game and come here is a tough ask.

"Well done to all the our fans who travelled here tonight and keep with us because we're going to keep trying our socks off to move up the table.

"This will make a big difference to their confidence and have the belief again."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Southend United

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 15 Phillips (Straker - 76' )
  • 23 Barker
  • 11 Martin (Clarke-Harris - 85' )
  • 14 Hurst
  • 19 Spicer (Eastwood - 53' )
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 20 Assombalonga
  • 21 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 22 Paxnan
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 12 Clarke-Harris
  • 24 Benyon

Aldershot Town

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin Booked
  • 04 Morris
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 Vincenti Booked
  • 23 Bradley
  • 31 Rose
  • 09 Rankine
  • 10 Hylton
  • 20 Reid (Mekki - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 07 Rodman
  • 24 Anderson
  • 17 Mekki
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 30 Cooksley
  • 36 Munns
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 4,225

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

3 9

Corners

7 8

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

94:07 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:09

Danny Hylton challenges Gavin Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevan Hurst, save by Jamie Young. Unfair challenge on Jamie Young by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:00

Anthony Straker produces a cross, Anthony Tonkin makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:13

Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

90:00 +0:32

Danny Rose takes a short corner.

88:29

Unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Jonson Clarke-Harris results in a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

86:55

Assist by Michael Rankine.

86:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Sonny Bradley - Southend 1 - 2 Aldershot Sonny Bradley scores a headed goal from inside the area. Southend 1-2 Aldershot.

85:45

Danny Rose takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the right by-line, Michael Rankine takes a shot. Sean Clohessy manages to make a clearance.

84:01 Substitution

Substitution David Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

84:01

Michael Rankine challenges Sean Clohessy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

83:24

Adam Mekki produces a cross, Gavin Tomlin manages to make a clearance.

82:08

David Martin challenges Aaron Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

79:44

Kevan Hurst takes a corner.

79:44 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Freddy Eastwood saved by Jamie Young. Southend 1-1 Aldershot.

78:46 Booking

Booking Anthony Tonkin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

78:41

Penalty awarded for a foul by Anthony Tonkin on Britt Assombalonga.

78:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Aaron Morris. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

75:18 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Straker is brought on as a substitute for Mark Phillips.

75:10

The ball is sent over by Ben Herd.

73:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Britt Assombalonga on Sonny Bradley. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

73:23

Effort from inside the area by Danny Rose misses to the right of the goal.

72:19

Troy Brown fouled by Freddy Eastwood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

71:37 Booking

Booking Peter Vincenti goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

71:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Woodyard by Peter Vincenti. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

70:28 Substitution

Substitution Craig Reid goes off and Adam Mekki comes on.

68:26

Shot from just outside the box by Freddy Eastwood misses to the right of the goal.

67:09

Assist by Kevan Hurst.

67:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Phillips - Southend 1 - 1 Aldershot Mark Phillips finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Southend 1-1 Aldershot.

67:09

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst,

66:52

The ball is delivered by Freddy Eastwood, Michael Rankine manages to make a clearance.

65:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hylton on Sean Clohessy. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Freddy Eastwood.

63:12

Danny Rose delivers the ball, Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.

62:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Martin on Ben Herd. Danny Rose crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Paul Smith.

62:13

Corner taken by Danny Rose.

58:47

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.

58:23

Foul by Danny Hylton on Sean Clohessy, free kick awarded. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.

56:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst played to the near post, Peter Vincenti manages to make a clearance.

55:43

Chris Barker produces a cross, clearance by Sonny Bradley.

53:48

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, save made by Jamie Young.

53:42

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst.

52:51

Peter Vincenti makes a clearance.

52:51 Substitution

Substitution Freddy Eastwood is brought on as a substitute for John Spicer.

52:51

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevan Hurst,

52:46

The ball is swung over by David Martin.

51:48

The offside flag is raised against Michael Rankine. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

50:45

John Spicer challenges Danny Hylton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:06

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Britt Assombalonga goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:00 +1:31

The ball is delivered by Craig Reid.

45:00 +0:46

Unfair challenge on Sonny Bradley by Gavin Tomlin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

43:23

Kevan Hurst decides to take the corner short. Kevan Hurst produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Ryan Cresswell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

43:09

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Blocked by Troy Brown.

42:47

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Troy Brown.

41:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Reid. Direct free kick taken by Mark Phillips.

40:55

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the left by-line.

40:27

The ball is sent over by David Martin, Jamie Young makes a save.

39:16

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young. Kevan Hurst takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

38:52

Aaron Morris delivers the ball, Sean Clohessy manages to make a clearance.

38:10

Foul by David Martin on Aaron Morris, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

37:16

The ball is swung over by David Martin, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

34:26

Danny Rose takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Phillips.

31:01

Unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Michael Rankine results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

29:37

Effort on goal by Danny Hylton from 30 yards. Blocked by John Spicer.

29:00

Corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

26:37

Danny Rose fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Rose, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.

23:55

David Martin crosses the ball, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

23:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Barker on Aaron Morris. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

22:04

Britt Assombalonga concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Brown. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

21:40

Foul by Danny Hylton on Alex Woodyard, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

20:57

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst, Britt Assombalonga produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

19:58

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the left by-line, clearance by Kevan Hurst.

19:40

Craig Reid takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

18:04

Anthony Tonkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst. Sean Clohessy takes the direct free kick.

17:00

Craig Reid sends in a cross, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.

15:44

Kevan Hurst produces a cross, clearance by Peter Vincenti.

14:53

Gavin Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:22

Effort on goal by Craig Reid from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by David Martin. Danny Rose takes the free kick.

10:57

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the left by-line.

9:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, clearance by Danny Hylton.

9:21

Foul by Danny Hylton on Alex Woodyard, free kick awarded. Sean Clohessy takes the direct free kick.

8:03

The ball is crossed by Alex Woodyard, clearance made by Troy Brown.

5:24

Shot from long distance by Peter Vincenti goes wide of the left-hand upright.

4:07

Craig Reid delivers the ball, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

2:20

Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

1:46

Mark Phillips challenges Michael Rankine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

0:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hylton - Southend 0 - 1 Aldershot A goal is scored by Danny Hylton from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 0-1 Aldershot.

0:00

The match begins.

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