First-half goals from Mark Laird and Anthony Straker helped Southend fight back at Chesterfield to secure a third round FA Cup spot.

Tendayi Darikwa fired the the hosts ahead early before Laird and Straker replied with headers.

Spireites captain Drew Talbot nodded against the bar and keeper Tommy Lee saved a Barry Corr penalty.

While Corr failed to convert, ex-Chesterfield midfielder Kevan Hurst made it 3-1 with a clinical finish.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It is a tough performance to take, from starting the game so well and going a goal up.

"Sometimes as a manager you get these performances and you don't know where they've come from.

"It such a disappointing day, I don't want to elaborate on it too much."

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney told BBC Essex:

"We started quite brightly, had a couple of chances. We were pressing well, it was completely against the run of play that they scored.

"There's a little bit of character and resolve if things do go against us. We haven't got a soft underbelly.

"With adversity, we seem to galvanise ourselves as a team and step up to the plate. To come here and win 3-1 is a great result for us."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 25 Talbot
  • 24 McFadzean (Doyle - 75' )
  • 02 Banks
  • 04 Hird
  • 23 Evatt Booked
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 12 Ryan
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 10 O'Shea (Richards - 69' )
  • 11 Roberts (Humphreys - 16' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Togwell
  • 09 Richards
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 16 Devitt
  • 17 Doyle
  • 20 Chapman
  • 28 McSheffrey

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker Booked
  • 04 Laird
  • 15 Kiernan (Phillips - 64' )
  • 06 Prosser
  • 16 Clifford (Thompson - 83' )
  • 08 Timlin
  • 10 Corr
  • 14 Hurst Booked
  • 11 Straker

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 05 Phillips
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 09 Reid
  • 21 Payne
  • 23 Thompson
  • 26 Edwards
Ref: Mike Russell
Att: 4,067

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

3 5

Corners

6 8

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3.

90:00 +5:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3.

90:00 +5:34

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90:00 +4:20

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

90:00 +4:20

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

90:00 +3:31

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:31

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

90:00 +1:22

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

90:00 +1:03

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

89:48

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

89:48

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

86:35

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

86:35

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:14

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Straker.

83:15

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

82:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Adam Thompson replaces Conor Clifford.

82:31

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

82:31

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

80:33

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:51

Penalty saved! Barry Corr (Southend United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

77:04

Penalty conceded by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) after a foul in the penalty area.

77:04

Penalty Southend United. Barry Corr draws a foul in the penalty area.

76:27

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Sam Hird.

74:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Callum McFadzean.

73:34

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:34

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

71:39

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

68:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Jay O'Shea.

67:00

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

66:46

Attempt saved. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:11 Booking

Booking Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

65:49

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:49

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Robert Kiernan because of an injury.

58:10 Booking

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

58:07

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:07

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

51:28

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

51:10

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

50:21

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:21

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

48:04

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:16

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:16

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Southend United 2.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Southend United 2.

45:00 +0:46

Callum McFadzean (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by John White (Southend United).

43:40

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

43:10

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:10

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

42:43

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Conor Clifford.

42:26

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

41:49

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Robert Kiernan.

41:21

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:21

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

40:48

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

40:48

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

39:14

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

39:14

Callum McFadzean (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:45

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John White.

33:11

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

33:11

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

32:36

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

27:50

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

27:10

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

25:08

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John White.

23:40

Attempt missed. Marc Laird (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

16:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Southend United 2. Anthony Straker (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

15:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Gary Roberts because of an injury.

13:55

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Sam Hird.

11:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Southend United 1. Marc Laird (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Coker following a corner.

10:48

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

7:58

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7:08 Booking

Booking Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

7:00

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

7:00

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

3:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Southend United 0. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

2:21

Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

2:21

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:18

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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