A late penalty from summer signing Lee Barnard was enough to give Southend United victory at Accrington Stanley.

The home side almost took the lead after two minutes as James Gray's deflected strike struck the bar.

After the break, debutant goalkeeper Luke Simpson was Stanley's hero, saving a Barry Corr penalty after Shaquile Coulthirst had been brought down.

However, Dean Winnard fouled substitute Barnard in the box late on and the striker stepped up to score the winner.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 12 Simpson
  • 02 Buxton
  • 03 Liddle Booked
  • 06 Winnard
  • 05 Aldred
  • 16 Hunt
  • 11 Naismith (Alabi - 78' )
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 04 Joyce (McCartan - 87' )
  • 08 Windass
  • 09 Gray Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 18 Martin
  • 19 Lynch
  • 23 Alabi
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 44 Bowerman

Southend United

  • 01 Bentley
  • 15 Bolger
  • 02 White
  • 06 Prosser Booked
  • 03 Coker
  • 16 Clifford
  • 14 Hurst (Atkinson - 88' Booked )
  • 18 Leonard
  • 11 Weston
  • 17 Coulthirst (Worrall - 65' )
  • 10 Corr (Barnard - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Ibenfeldt
  • 05 Thompson
  • 07 Worrall
  • 09 Barnard
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 19 Payne
  • 21 Smith
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 1,505

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

0 7

Corners

2 4

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 1.

90:00 +6:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 1.

90:00 +1:41 Booking

Booking Lee Barnard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:53 Booking

Booking James Gray (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:40

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +0:40

Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Kevan Hurst.

86:57

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

86:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Luke Joyce.

85:25

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:25

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

84:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 1. Lee Barnard (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

83:30

Penalty conceded by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

83:30

Penalty Southend United. Lee Barnard draws a foul in the penalty area.

81:15

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Conor Clifford.

80:25

James Alabi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:25

Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

79:02

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Alabi replaces Kal Naismith.

74:21 Booking

Booking Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

74:10

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

74:10

Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

72:22 Booking

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

72:16

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

72:16

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:49 Substitution

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

69:12

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

69:12

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

66:37

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

66:37

Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

64:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

61:33

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

60:32

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

60:32

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:01

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:54

Penalty saved! Barry Corr (Southend United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

46:08

Penalty Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:08

Penalty conceded by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.

44:43

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

43:28

Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:11

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

42:03

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Simpson.

41:47

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:46

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

38:46

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

37:51

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

34:09

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

34:09

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:53

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

30:53

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:32

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

25:50

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:50

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

25:00

Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:43

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

20:38

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

20:38

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

18:48

Foul by John White (Southend United).

18:48

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:41

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

17:41

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:51

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

14:26

Foul by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

14:26

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

12:52

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

11:24

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

11:24

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

9:41

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben Coker.

7:12

Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

5:46

Hand ball by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

3:44

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

1:48

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

0:31

Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

0:31

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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