A Gavin Tomlin brace helped Southend United secure a comfortable victory at AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons could have taken an early lead when Jake Reeves struck the bar from 25 yards out.

But Tomlin lashed home to put the Shrimpers ahead before Ryan Cresswell headed home for 2-0.

Tomlin, who also got two at Torquay on Saturday, then headed in Kevan Hurst's free-kick and Barry Corr hammered home to compound the hosts' misery.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"I'm very disappointed with the first half, we definitely looked a bit sluggish and tired and sore.

"Second half, we got our second goal and we kicked on from there, I was very pleased with the general performance.

"We seemed to get more room (in the second half), the two strikers started to develop our game.

"We've worked very hard on our set pieces so we're very pleased we got some goals from them tonight."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 35 Sullivan
  • 02 Osano
  • 15 Fenlon (Johnson - 72' )
  • 24 Francomb
  • 29 Antwi
  • 30 Mambo
  • 31 Meades Booked
  • 07 Long (Djilali - 68' )
  • 32 Reeves
  • 09 Harrison (Strutton - 46' )
  • 10 Midson

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 04 Harris
  • 14 McNaughton
  • 17 Johnson
  • 20 Merrifield
  • 34 Djilali
  • 21 Strutton

Southend United

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 15 Phillips
  • 23 Barker (Prosser - 73' )
  • 27 Mkandawire
  • 08 Timlin
  • 14 Hurst
  • 26 Laird
  • 20 Assombalonga (Corr - 70' )
  • 21 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 16 Prosser
  • 11 Martin
  • 19 Spicer
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 10 Corr
Ref: Bond
Att: 3,753

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

3 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

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

90:00 +1:01

Kevan Hurst gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Reeves. Strike comes in from George Francomb from the free kick.

89:41

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line to the near post, Kieran Djilali makes a clearance.

88:46

Centre by Curtis Osano.

87:06

The assist for the goal came from Kevan Hurst.

87:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Barry Corr - Wimbledon 0 - 4 Southend Barry Corr gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 0-4 Southend.

86:39

Kevan Hurst takes the outswinging corner,

85:19

Huw Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

83:50

The ball is crossed by Kieran Djilali.

80:58

Jake Reeves crosses the ball, Jack Midson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.

79:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yado Mambo on Gavin Tomlin. Luke Prosser takes the free kick.

77:08

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire on Jon Meades, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

75:41

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire on Charlie Strutton, free kick awarded. Jake Reeves takes the free kick.

75:05

George Francomb has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

74:17

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the right by-line, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

72:33 Substitution

Substitution Chris Barker goes off and Luke Prosser comes on.

71:22 Substitution

Substitution Huw Johnson replaces Jim Fenlon.

70:11

Chris Barker takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:35 Substitution

Substitution (Southend) makes a substitution, with Barry Corr coming on for Britt Assombalonga.

68:48

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the right by-line, Michael Timlin manages to make a clearance.

66:23 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Djilali is brought on as a substitute for Stacy Long.

66:23

The assist for the goal came from Kevan Hurst.

66:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Wimbledon 0 - 3 Southend Gavin Tomlin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. AFC Wimbledon 0-3 Southend.

66:04

Foul by Yado Mambo on Britt Assombalonga, free kick awarded. Kevan Hurst delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing,

64:53

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

60:39

Assist on the goal came from Kevan Hurst.

60:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Cresswell - Wimbledon 0 - 2 Southend Ryan Cresswell grabs a headed goal from close in. AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Southend.

60:03

Inswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst,

58:14

Unfair challenge on Britt Assombalonga by Yado Mambo results in a free kick. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

57:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Britt Assombalonga on Yado Mambo. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

55:43

Curtis Osano takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Barker.

55:01

Outswinging corner taken by George Francomb from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevan Hurst makes a clearance.

54:08

George Francomb takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.

53:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Reeves by Britt Assombalonga. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

51:51

Inswinging corner taken by George Francomb, Paul Smith makes a save.

51:04

Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

51:04 Booking

Booking Jon Meades receives a caution.

50:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst by Jon Meades.

49:56

Foul by Kevan Hurst on Jim Fenlon, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by George Francomb from left wing, Paul Smith makes a save.

47:41

A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Gavin Tomlin has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

46:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Mark Phillips. Direct free kick taken by George Francomb.

45:30

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Strutton on for Byron Harrison.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:03

Will Antwi fouled by Mark Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:38

Curtis Osano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Timlin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Timlin, clearance by Will Antwi.

44:48

Kevan Hurst fouled by Curtis Osano, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

42:13

Assist on the goal came from Kevan Hurst.

42:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Wimbledon 0 - 1 Southend A goal is scored by Gavin Tomlin from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Southend.

41:41

The referee blows for offside against Will Antwi. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

41:22

Gavin Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Antwi. The free kick is delivered right-footed by George Francomb from left channel.

41:01

Jake Reeves takes a shot. Clearance by Mark Phillips.

36:12

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, Shot from close range by Mark Phillips misses to the left of the goal.

32:11

Tamika Mkandawire takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

31:34

Centre by Jack Midson, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

28:39

Unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by Curtis Osano results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

27:07

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

26:11

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire on George Francomb, free kick awarded. George Francomb crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

25:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb.

23:45

The ball is swung over by Jon Meades, clearance by Marc Laird.

21:09

A cross is delivered by Stacy Long, clearance by Chris Barker.

19:33

Corner taken by George Francomb played to the near post.

18:12

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Phillips. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

15:33

Foul by Britt Assombalonga on Yado Mambo, free kick awarded. Yado Mambo takes the free kick.

14:29

Byron Harrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

13:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Harrison on Tamika Mkandawire. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

11:22

Jim Fenlon produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

5:39

Jake Reeves takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

4:58

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball.

4:05

Jon Meades gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tamika Mkandawire. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.

3:34

The ball is sent over by Tamika Mkandawire.

2:17

Marc Laird produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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