A Jack Midson penalty moved AFC Wimbledon a step closer to securing their status in League Two and shocked play-off hopefuls Southend.

Former Shrimpers loanee Midson squeezed his second-half spot-kick under Daniel Bentley's body after Kwesi Appiah had been brought down by John Egan.

Appiah had almost opened the scoring before the break but was denied from close range by a fine Bentley save.

Southend rarely threatened and defeat ends their run of three wins in a row.

Phil Brown's side are now just one point above eighth-placed York.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I'm bitterly disappointed. It was one of them days where it didn't matter what we tried, it didn't fall for us.

"The effort of the players was there, the organisation was there, the shape of the team was good.

"We've had numerous opportunities, good chances. We've more or less done everything right apart from put the ball in the net.

"We had one of the biggest crowds of the season and couldn't send them home happy."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker Booked (Eastwood - 70' )
  • 18 Leonard
  • 35 Sokolik
  • 32 Egan Booked
  • 14 Hurst
  • 08 Timlin
  • 09 Loza
  • 39 Barnard (Corr - 59' )
  • 12 Atkinson (Murphy - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Prosser
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 10 Corr
  • 11 Straker
  • 15 Murphy
  • 16 Clifford
  • 25 Chambers

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 36 Richards
  • 27 Morris
  • 05 Frampton
  • 28 Jones
  • 07 Francomb Booked
  • 29 Nicholson (Moore - 83' )
  • 10 Midson (Antwi - 90' )
  • 37 Appiah Booked (Hylton - 84' )
  • 12 Pell

Substitutes

  • 04 Sweeney
  • 09 Hylton
  • 11 Moore
  • 14 Antwi
  • 15 Fenlon
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 7,627

Match Stats

Shots

19 5

On target

6 2

Corners

4 4

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

90:00 +4:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

90:00 +4:29

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.

90:00 +4:19

Attempt blocked. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:40

Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).

90:00 +3:40

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

90:00 +2:54

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John White.

90:00 +1:55

Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

90:00 +1:33

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

89:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Antwi replaces Jack Midson.

83:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Kwesi Appiah.

82:52

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Egan.

82:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Jake Nicholson.

81:42

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

80:28

Attempt missed. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

79:10

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

77:14 Booking

Booking George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

77:08

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

77:08

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

75:07

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

75:07

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:41

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

72:14

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ross Worner.

72:03

Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Ben Coker.

68:46

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

65:59

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

65:08

Hand ball by John Egan (Southend United).

63:52

Tom Richards (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:52

Foul by Jamar Loza (Southend United).

63:06

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:06

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

62:00

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

61:43

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

61:43

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

58:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Lee Barnard.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Jacob Murphy replaces Will Atkinson.

58:18 Booking

Booking Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

57:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

56:28 Booking

Booking John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

56:20

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah draws a foul in the penalty area.

56:20

Penalty conceded by John Egan (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

54:05 Booking

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

54:03

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:03

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

52:28

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:28

Foul by John White (Southend United).

50:26

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

50:26

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

47:32

Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

46:17

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +0:27

Attempt blocked. Jamar Loza (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

44:00

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:59

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

40:46

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

40:00

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

39:56

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

38:13

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

38:13

Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:47

Attempt missed. Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

36:53

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

36:53

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:51

Attempt saved. Jamar Loza (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:44

Attempt missed. Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is too high.

30:08

Foul by John White (Southend United).

30:08

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:35

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

28:35

Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:54

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

26:16

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

22:20

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:20

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

18:36

Tom Richards (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:36

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

17:20

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

16:49

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ben Coker.

16:30

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Egan.

16:14

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:00

Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

13:40

Hand ball by Jake Nicholson (AFC Wimbledon).

13:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:17

Delay in match Ross Worner (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

11:02

Ross Worner (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:02

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

8:32

Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

6:42

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:20

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Frampton.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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