Player-manager Edgar Davids scored his first goal for Barnet as they grabbed a crucial win over Southend.

Jake Hyde's header, his 10th goal of the season, put the Bees ahead early on before ex-Netherlands midfielder Davids sealed the game in the last 10 minutes.

Britt Assombalonga twice went close for the Shrimpers but they struggled to create throughout.

The result means Barnet are undefeated in four games and now sit a point above the relegation places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"I think we decided, disrespectfully, that we just needed to turn up tonight, it shows you what mental approach to a game can do to a team.

"It was the first time I could really point the finger at some of these players, They didn't perform to the standards they can achieve.

"I don't think we deserved anything out of the game, I've told the players I'm bitterly disappointed."

"We played at a low gear, we were second to everything, defensively as a whole unit tonight we were shambolic at times, and going forward we weren't much better."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 26 Johnson
  • 30 Stephens
  • 45 Ngala
  • 08 Byrne
  • 27 Vilhete (Yiadom - 74' )
  • 38 Davids
  • 19 Hyde (Weston - 83' )
  • 40 Lopez

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 03 Brown
  • 34 N'Toko
  • 12 Ganbin
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 20 Weston
  • 22 Allen

Southend

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Straker
  • 04 Spillane (Leonard - 60' )
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser Booked
  • 27 Reeves (Mayor - 83' )
  • 12 Lund
  • 14 Hurst Booked
  • 10 Corr
  • 20 Assombalonga (Eastwood - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 18 Leonard
  • 11 Mayor
  • 19 Spicer
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 09 Harris
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 2,211

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

10 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddy Eastwood by Clovis Kamdjo. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Straker.

90:00 +1:44

Unfair challenge on Mark Byrne by Ryan Leonard results in a free kick. Mark Byrne takes the free kick.

89:08

Edgar Davids takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

85:21

Anthony Straker concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Yiadom. Free kick crossed by Mark Byrne, Matthew Lund manages to make a clearance.

83:09

Mark Byrne provided the assist for the goal.

83:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Edgar Davids - Barnet 2 - 0 Southend Edgar Davids scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Barnet 2-0 Southend.

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Weston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Hyde.

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Ben Reeves leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Mayor.

81:41

Kevan Hurst has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

80:54

Ben Reeves decides to take the corner short.

80:07

Matthew Lund challenges Daniel Lopez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.

78:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Close range shot by Ryan Cresswell goes wide of the left-hand post.

77:05 Substitution

Substitution Freddy Eastwood replaces Britt Assombalonga.

77:05

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Byrne, save by Paul Smith.

76:01

Britt Assombalonga fouled by Bondz N'Gala, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevan Hurst, Graham Stack makes a save.

74:47

Daniel Lopez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

73:35 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Yiadom comes on in place of Mauro Vilhete.

71:04

Mauro Vilhete takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Smith.

67:51

Foul by Jake Hyde on Anthony Straker, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Anthony Straker, Clovis Kamdjo makes a clearance.

65:45

Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Britt Assombalonga. Kevan Hurst crosses the ball in from the free kick, Bondz N'Gala makes a clearance.

64:52

Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

63:03

Britt Assombalonga is ruled offside. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

62:13

Anthony Straker delivers the ball, clearance made by David Stephens.

59:05 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Leonard comes on in place of Michael Spillane.

57:47

Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne from right channel, Barry Corr makes a clearance.

57:47 Booking

Booking Luke Prosser receives a caution.

57:37

Luke Prosser handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

55:40

Mark Byrne takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

54:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevan Hurst. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

54:01

Kevan Hurst takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Clovis Kamdjo.

53:44

Jake Hyde is caught offside. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

52:08

Foul by Barry Fuller on Barry Corr, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Straker. Barry Corr takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Fuller. Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst to the near post, clearance made by Jake Hyde.

51:23

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Mark Byrne misses to the left of the target.

48:47

Shot from just outside the box by Daniel Lopez misses to the left of the target.

47:37

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line, save by Graham Stack.

47:08

Daniel Lopez challenges Sean Clohessy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sean Clohessy.

46:05

Matthew Lund fouled by Edgar Davids, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

45:33

Daniel Lopez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:09

Mark Byrne takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jake Hyde takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Mark Byrne takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

45:00 +0:52

Jake Hyde takes a shot. Luke Prosser gets a block in.

38:22

Headed effort on goal by Daniel Lopez from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

35:13

Foul by Daniel Lopez on Kevan Hurst, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Clohessy from right channel, clearance by Bondz N'Gala.

34:06

Britt Assombalonga is penalised for a handball. Graham Stack takes the free kick. Daniel Lopez takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.

33:39

Edgar Davids produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

32:06

Assist by Mark Byrne.

32:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Hyde - Barnet 1 - 0 Southend Jake Hyde grabs a headed goal from close in. Barnet 1-0 Southend.

31:20

Daniel Lopez fouled by Michael Spillane, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Mark Byrne,

29:59

Effort from inside the area by Daniel Lopez misses to the right of the target.

28:48

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, David Stephens makes a clearance.

27:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bondz N'Gala by Britt Assombalonga. Edgar Davids takes the free kick.

24:41

The ball is delivered by Anthony Straker, clearance by David Stephens.

23:28

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

16:58

Barry Corr takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

15:20

Daniel Lopez has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

14:34

Foul by Ben Reeves on Barry Fuller, free kick awarded. Barry Fuller restarts play with the free kick.

12:43

Britt Assombalonga has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

8:05

Daniel Lopez takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.

6:54

David Stephens takes the direct free kick.

6:54 Booking

Booking Kevan Hurst receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

6:39

Unfair challenge on Mauro Vilhete by Kevan Hurst results in a free kick.

5:33

Mauro Vilhete takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line played to the near post.

2:32

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

0:14

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line played to the near post, Jake Hyde manages to make a clearance. Kevan Hurst sends in a cross, Barry Fuller manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers