Southend made it three consecutive wins and moved up to fifth in the table with a comfortable victory against Exeter.

The hosts started well but were behind when the unmarked Cauley Woodrow headed in John White's deep cross.

Anthony Straker's centre fell to Kevan Hurst and he doubled the Shrimpers' lead via a deflection.

Sam Parkin's late header was kept out by visiting keeper Daniel Bentley to leave Exeter without a win in five games.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 04 Bennett
  • 03 Woodman
  • 29 Grimes
  • 06 Coles
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 35 Gill (Butterfield - 66' )
  • 27 Jay (O'Flynn - 56' Booked )
  • 25 Parkin
  • 11 Davies (Nichols - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Butterfield
  • 10 Gow
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 20 Nichols
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 18 Leonard
  • 15 Kiernan
  • 06 Prosser
  • 14 Hurst (Laird - 78' )
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 33 Woodrow Booked (Corr - 68' )
  • 11 Straker (Phillips - 88' )
  • 08 Timlin

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 05 Phillips
  • 09 Reid
  • 10 Corr
  • 20 Njie
  • 21 Payne
Ref: Steve Bratt
Att: 3,547

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

5 7

Corners

3 3

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 2.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 2.

90:00 +2:54

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

90:00 +2:54

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:41

Attempt missed. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +0:42

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Anthony Straker.

87:37

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marc Laird.

86:43

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

86:43

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:19

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

86:07

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:20 Booking

Booking John O'Flynn (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

83:07

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

83:07

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:39

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:39

Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

77:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Kevan Hurst.

77:00

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:00

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

76:36

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:35

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

74:21

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:21

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

73:35

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

73:35

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:09

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

68:45

Attempt missed. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67:37

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

67:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Cauley Woodrow.

66:45

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Danny Butterfield replaces Matthew Gill.

62:36

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

62:36

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:13 Booking

Booking Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

61:02

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:02

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

60:15

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:15

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

59:02

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:42

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:42

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

56:59

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

56:49

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:10

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:10

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

55:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Matt Jay.

55:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Arron Davies.

54:22

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:01

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Southend United 2.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Southend United 2.

42:16

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:16

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

39:09

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:31

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Jay.

37:28

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

36:16

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

34:30

Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:30

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

32:36

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

32:36

Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:27

Sam Parkin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:20

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

29:03

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:03

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

28:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Southend United 2. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

26:19

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

24:26

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

24:26

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:38

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

19:28

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:32

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:32

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

14:06

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

13:33

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

12:30

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

12:30

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Southend United 1. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John White.

10:39

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:29

Attempt saved. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:12

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:12

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

3:54

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:54

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

2:28

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

2:28

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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