Goals from Will Atkinson and Barry Corr earned 10-man Southend United victory over managerless Portsmouth.

Andy Barcham's 20-yard strike after 90 seconds saw Pompey take the lead in their first match since Guy Whittingham's sacking on Monday.

Southend substitute Cauley Woodrow was sent off after only four minutes on the pitch for elbowing Jed Wallace.

But Atkinson slotted home to bring the visitors level and Corr headed in the winner from John White's cross.

Caretaker manager Andy Awford led off his Pompey players to a chorus of boos after their fifth straight defeat.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

Post match: Southend boss Brown

"I didn't enjoy the first half. We came here, we knew there was going to be a big crowd. The last thing we wanted to do was give them something to hang their hats onto.

"Low and behold we are two minutes into the game and they score an absolute world-class goal. We could have been two or three down at half-time.

"We played better football when we went down to 10 men. That's the down side of performance, we actually got a hold of the ball when we went down to 10.

"It looked as if they were on the back foot [at 1-1]. We've got hungry lads at the moment. We weren't having a point. We've got all three."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 05 Devera (Holmes - 85' )
  • 33 Potts (Maloney - 91' )
  • 13 Ertl
  • 36 Whatmough Booked
  • 06 Bradley
  • 07 Barcham
  • 20 Cooper
  • 10 Craddock Booked (Bird - 81' )
  • 09 Connolly
  • 35 Wallace

Substitutes

  • 03 N'Gala
  • 04 East
  • 08 Padovani
  • 11 Holmes
  • 18 Bird
  • 25 Sullivan
  • 30 Maloney

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 16 Clifford (Laird - 67' )
  • 15 Kiernan
  • 23 Thompson (Woodrow - 61' Dismissed )
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 06 Prosser Booked
  • 11 Straker
  • 10 Corr
  • 08 Timlin (Phillips - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 05 Phillips
  • 09 Reid
  • 20 Njie
  • 21 Payne
  • 33 Woodrow
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 13,427

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

2 4

Corners

7 2

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

90:00 +5:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

90:00 +0:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jack Maloney replaces Daniel Potts.

89:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Michael Timlin.

89:28

Attempt missed. Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

86:20

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Johannes Ertl.

85:28

Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:28

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

85:02

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

85:02

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

84:29

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

84:29

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

84:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Joe Devera.

82:58

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John White.

81:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by John White.

80:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Tom Craddock.

75:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Southend United 1. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Corr.

75:07 Booking

Booking Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

75:03

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

75:03

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:57

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John White.

72:19

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

72:19

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

70:49

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

69:52 Booking

Booking Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

69:48

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

69:48

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

66:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Conor Clifford.

65:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) is shown the red card for fighting.

65:00

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:49

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

64:20

Attempt saved. Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

63:47

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:24

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Cauley Woodrow.

62:35

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:35

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

60:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Adam Thompson.

58:56

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:17

Attempt missed. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

54:51

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

54:51

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:15

Hand ball by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

50:06

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Southend United 0.

45:00 +3:44 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:39

Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:39

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

44:17

Daniel Potts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:17

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

42:58

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

41:05

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

39:20

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

39:20

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

38:16

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Conor Clifford.

36:15

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

36:15

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:30

Attempt missed. Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

31:24

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

30:10

Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:10

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

28:20

Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

27:40

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

27:40

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:30

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

26:09

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

25:11

Attempt missed. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

24:48

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ben Coker.

20:05

David Connolly (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:05

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

19:00

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

18:59

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

18:24

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:24

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

14:16 Booking

Booking Luke Prosser (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

14:11

David Connolly (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:11

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

6:52

Attempt saved. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

6:08

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

6:08

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:30

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

5:30

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:08

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

3:58

Attempt blocked. Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

3:04

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

3:04

Robert Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Southend United 0. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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