Luke Prosser's injury-time goal secured Southend a late win against York as both sides ended the game with 10 men.

Kevan Hurst put the Shrimpers ahead early on with a well-struck, angled shot, before Ryan Bowman levelled with a low effort just before the hour.

Hurst was sent off minutes later for a second yellow card and Bowman followed him down the tunnel on 86 minutes.

And Prosser nodded home a Ben Coker right-wing free-kick late in added time to steal a fourth-successive win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I'm delighted for the boys. The application and the way they are at this moment in time is a pleasure to work with. The spirit in the camp is first-class.

"First half, I thought York played better than us. We didn't pass the ball anywhere near like what we have been doing.

"We told the players at half-time not to get the ball forward as quickly as they were trying to do and play that extra pass with a bit of quality. We did so for the first five minutes, then got sucked into exactly the same game.

"When you are not at your best and you still get three points, that is a great sign."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"Performance-wise, I couldn't fault the performance of the lads, the energy, the quality, the chances created. We worked hard during the course of the game, there were so many good things.

"The a free-kick at the end was not even their free-kick, it was our free kick, but the referee has given it to them - but then we've got to do better than what we did with it.

"There's a lot of plusses, but the result is the one that knocks you."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (2)

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 04 Laird
  • 15 Kiernan Booked
  • 06 Prosser
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 08 Timlin
  • 10 Corr
  • 14 Hurst Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 11 Straker (Woodrow - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 05 Phillips
  • 09 Reid
  • 21 Payne
  • 23 Thompson
  • 30 Bridge
  • 33 Woodrow

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 14 Montrose Booked
  • 15 Lowe
  • 06 Parslow (McGurk - 14' )
  • 30 O'Neill
  • 29 Whitehouse Booked
  • 19 Bowman Dismissed
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 12 Carson

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 08 Clay
  • 10 Chambers
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 18 Platt
  • 28 Puri
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 9,018

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

4 6

Corners

7 5

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

90:00 +3:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

90:00 +2:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 2, York City 1. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Coker with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +2:03

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

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

89:37

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

88:54

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

88:54

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:57 Dismissal

Dismissal Ryan Bowman (York City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

85:50

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:50

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

82:00

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

82:00

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Anthony Straker.

79:02

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

75:51

Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:23

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

73:01

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Coker.

71:51

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

65:44

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:25

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

63:35

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:13

Attempt saved. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62:28

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

61:34 Booking

Booking Elliot Whitehouse (York City) is shown the yellow card.

61:30

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:30

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

59:43

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

59:43

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:24

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

58:19

Corner, York City. Conceded by Robert Kiernan.

57:08 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

57:00

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:51

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

56:11

Corner, York City. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

55:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 1, York City 1. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

54:39

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

52:14

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

51:51

Marc Laird (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:51

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

47:02

Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:42 Booking

Booking Robert Kiernan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

46:18

Marc Laird (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:18

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

45:44

Hand ball by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

45:21

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 1, York City 0.

45:00 +4:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.

45:00 +3:29

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

45:00 +3:29

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:03

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

41:31

Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

39:45

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

39:28 Booking

Booking Lewis Montrose (York City) is shown the yellow card.

39:01

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:01

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

37:55

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:55

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

28:59

Ryan Bowman (York City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

27:44

Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

24:10

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:10

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

23:33

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

22:52

Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

22:14

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

22:14

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:07

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:17

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

15:56

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

13:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. David McGurk replaces Daniel Parslow because of an injury.

12:08

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Daniel Parslow.

9:10

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:10

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

8:32

Corner, York City. Conceded by Robert Kiernan.

7:28

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:28

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

7:01

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

6:42 Booking

Booking Kevan Hurst (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

5:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 1, York City 0. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Corr following a corner.

4:59

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

1:46

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

0:38

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

0:38

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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