Southend United recorded their second win in as many League Two games with two goals in the first 20 minutes against Stevenage at Roots Hall.

Winger Myles Weston scored his first Shrimpers goal on nine minutes when he tucked in Barry Corr's knock-down.

Corr then rolled a pass to Ben Coker for the second, a driven shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley maintained Southend's lead with saves from Boro's Adam Marriott and Chris Whelpdale.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Westley on Southend v Stevenage

"I thought they deserved to win the game over the course of the 90 minutes. Their first goal was very basic defending from our point of view.

"On a different day it could still have been a different story and we can take encouragement from that.

"Unfortunately when you let players learn and fall of the bike you get a few grazes, and we've got a graze, but there's plenty to be encouraged by."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Southend United

  • 01 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 18 Leonard
  • 15 Bolger
  • 06 Prosser
  • 14 Hurst (Worrall - 74' )
  • 16 Clifford Booked
  • 17 Coulthirst Booked (Barnard - 81' )
  • 11 Weston
  • 10 Corr

Substitutes

  • 04 Ibenfeldt
  • 05 Thompson
  • 07 Worrall
  • 09 Barnard
  • 19 Payne
  • 20 Layne
  • 21 Smith

Stevenage

  • 01 Beasant
  • 05 Ashton
  • 03 Dembele Booked (Okimo - 75' )
  • 08 Walton
  • 04 Worley (Bond - 14' )
  • 19 Wells
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 22 Lee Booked
  • 14 Marriott
  • 09 Charles
  • 11 Pett (Deacon - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Bond
  • 15 Calcutt
  • 16 Day
  • 23 Okimo
  • 27 Johnson
  • 34 Deacon
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 5,397

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

6 2

Corners

5 4

Fouls

10 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +5:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +4:46

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

90:00 +4:46

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

90:00 +2:25

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by John White.

90:00 +1:51

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

87:33

Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

84:55

Attempt missed. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

84:00

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:36

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

83:07

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

83:07

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:37

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:37

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

81:44

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:44

Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

81:15

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

81:15

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

80:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

78:21

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

75:54

Hand ball by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

75:02

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

75:02

Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Jerome Okimo replaces Bira Dembele.

73:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Kevan Hurst.

73:36

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

73:36

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

71:13

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

69:16

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Kevan Hurst.

68:38

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

65:12

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

65:01

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:43

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

61:16 Booking

Booking Bira Dembele (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

61:01

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

61:01

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

59:49

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

59:49

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Tom Pett.

56:38

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam Marriott.

56:07

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

55:37

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:37

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

53:09

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:09

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

49:33

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

48:09

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

47:28

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:28

Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

46:09

Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:09

Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

45:00 +4:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 2, Stevenage 0.

45:00 +2:53

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

45:00 +2:25

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

45:00 +1:53

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:09

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

43:09

Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:36

Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

42:36

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:15

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

40:27 Booking

Booking Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

40:11

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

40:11

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:06

Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:11

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:11

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

32:09

Attempt missed. Bira Dembele (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:19

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

28:19

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:34

Attempt saved. Adam Marriott (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:55

Attempt missed. Bira Dembele (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

24:19

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:19

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

21:11 Booking

Booking Conor Clifford (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

21:00

Adam Marriott (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:59

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

19:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 2, Stevenage 0. Ben Coker (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Corr.

19:03

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

15:29

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

15:03

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

15:03

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

13:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Andy Bond replaces Harry Worley because of an injury.

13:11 Booking

Booking Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

12:40

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

12:40

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

8:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 1, Stevenage 0. Myles Weston (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Corr.

8:00

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

7:45

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

7:10

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

5:37

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

5:37

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

4:48

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

1:50

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:50

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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