Southend 0-1 Burton Albion

Jacques Maghoma's last-minute free-kick handed Burton Albion a narrow victory over 10-man Southend.

The hosts played nearly 80 minutes with a numerical disadvantage after John Spicer was shown a straight red card for a foul on Matt Paterson.

Freddy Eastwood, Britt Assombalonga and Kevan Hurst all went close for the Shrimpers, who pushed on for the win.

Adi Yussuf twice came close to snatching the points for Albion, before Maghoma found the net from 30 yards.

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Paul Sturrock

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Loss to Burton was cruel - Sturrock

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"Football is a cruel game. We looked a very competent side with 10 men. The players rolled their sleeves up and gave everything they had.

"It's a huge kick in the teeth at the end of the game, heads are down, they didn't deserve what they actually got in the end.

"We definitely deserved something out of the game, I'd have like to seen the game 11 v 11, because of the way we played with 10.

"We can't see how high he's [John Spicer] raised his leg, but you can't do these things in the modern game now, he should have stayed on his feet."

Gary Rowett

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We didn't deserve points - Rowett

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"I've just said to the players, if someone gives us a DVD of that game, that is definitely one we won't be watching again.

"I wouldn't say it was a terrible match, because I think that would be a little bit unfair on Southend, because actually, with 10 men, they created more than us.

"It's always difficult when it's that early against 10 men because they get their shape and they make it hard for you. I thought Southend were absolutely terrific and in all fairness, I would have shook their hands and said 0-0 was the least they deserved really.

"Overall, you'll normally get what you deserve, but today we probably got a little bit more than we deserved. The performance was poor, but we'll take those three points gratefully."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Southend

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser
  • 23 Barker
  • 08 Timlin Booked
  • 11 Martin
  • 14 Hurst
  • 19 Spicer Dismissed
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 20 Assombalonga Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 18 Leonard
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 24 Benyon
  • 32 Njie

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor Booked
  • 24 Kiernan
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell
  • 26 Rooney (Taylor - 84' )
  • 18 Paterson (Richards - 57' )
  • 29 Kee (Yussuf - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton
  • 07 Taylor
  • 22 Dyer
  • 09 Richards
  • 12 Yussuf
Ref: Stroud
Att: 4,150

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 3

Corners

5 7

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:53

Adi Yussuf decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +1:22

Foul by Ryan Cresswell on Zander Diamond, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Jacques Maghoma - Southend 0 - 1 Burton Jacques Maghoma hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 0-1 Burton Albion.

89:08 Booking

Booking The referee shows Michael Timlin a yellow card.

89:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Timlin on Jacques Maghoma.

86:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Freddy Eastwood. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line played to the near post, Damien McCrory has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

86:24

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Daniel Bentley makes a save.

86:01

The ball is crossed by David Martin, Robbie Weir manages to make a clearance.

84:55

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Britt Assombalonga produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

82:34

Daniel Bentley takes the direct free kick.

82:34 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Cleveland Taylor coming on for Luke Rooney.

82:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adi Yussuf on Luke Prosser.

81:31

Britt Assombalonga challenges Stuart Tomlinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:10

Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

81:10 Booking

Booking The referee shows Britt Assombalonga a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

79:42

The referee penalises Luke Rooney for handball. Daniel Bentley takes the free kick.

78:15

The ball is swung over by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Lee Bell.

77:19

Sean Clohessy sends in a cross.

75:27

Jacques Maghoma produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Adi Yussuf goes over the bar.

74:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Bell, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

73:47

Adi Yussuf concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Clohessy. Daniel Bentley restarts play with the free kick.

71:52

Anthony O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Martin. Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

70:07

Centre by Damien McCrory, clearance by Chris Barker. Short corner worked by Lee Bell.

69:42

The ball is swung over by Anthony O'Connor, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

69:19

The ball is delivered by David Martin.

67:39

Kevan Hurst is ruled offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

66:30

Britt Assombalonga is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

66:15

Centre by Lee Bell, save made by Daniel Bentley.

64:57

Freddy Eastwood has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

64:13

Shot on goal by Adi Yussuf from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

63:11

Inswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

62:59

A cross is delivered by Freddy Eastwood, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance.

62:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Prosser by Adi Yussuf. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

61:40

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Chris Barker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

60:59

The ball is delivered by Lee Bell.

59:57

A cross is delivered by Jacques Maghoma, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

59:32

A cross is delivered by David Martin, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

58:57

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball, clearance by Britt Assombalonga. The ball is sent over by Britt Assombalonga, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

58:48

The ball is crossed by Adi Yussuf.

57:36

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, Stuart Tomlinson fouled by Freddy Eastwood, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

56:03 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee goes off and Adi Yussuf comes on.

56:03 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Justin Richards coming on for Matthew Paterson.

56:03

Direct free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

56:03 Booking

Booking Anthony O'Connor receives a yellow card.

55:47

Britt Assombalonga fouled by Anthony O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick.

55:14

Chris Barker is penalised for a handball. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

53:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

52:33

A cross is delivered by David Martin, Headed effort from inside the area by Kevan Hurst misses to the left of the target.

50:42

Kevan Hurst delivers the ball.

48:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Freddy Eastwood on Lee Bell. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

46:38

The referee gives a free kick against Billy Kee for handball. Daniel Bentley takes the free kick.

46:05

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Headed from the edge of the area by Britt Assombalonga goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:12 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:59

Freddy Eastwood crosses the ball.

45:00 +1:40

Foul by Rob Kiernan on Britt Assombalonga, free kick awarded. Kevan Hurst crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

44:07

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Daniel Bentley.

43:45

Robbie Weir fouled by David Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

42:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Kiernan by Britt Assombalonga. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

41:50

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Zander Diamond makes a clearance. David Martin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

39:40

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Blocked by Damien McCrory. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst played to the near post.

37:49

Matthew Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Prosser. Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

37:23

Centre by David Martin, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

35:52

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, Chris Barker makes a clearance. Robbie Weir has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

35:40

A cross is delivered by Jacques Maghoma, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

32:47

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

32:36

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Damien McCrory.

31:48

The official flags Britt Assombalonga offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

27:56

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Cresswell. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

27:32

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst to the near post, clearance made by Lee Bell.

27:09

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross, Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in.

23:33

Billy Kee crosses the ball.

21:33

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, clearance by Zander Diamond.

20:41

Britt Assombalonga is ruled offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

18:39

Robbie Weir challenges Ryan Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Bentley takes the free kick.

16:16

Chris Barker delivers the ball.

15:41

Damien McCrory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

12:18

Damien McCrory crosses the ball.

10:11

Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

12:30 Dismissal

Dismissal John Spicer sent from the field by the ref for serious foul play.

10:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Spicer on Matthew Paterson. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

9:44

Luke Prosser fouled by Matthew Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.

8:50

Britt Assombalonga fouled by Zander Diamond, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

5:26

Britt Assombalonga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

3:52

Zander Diamond takes a shot. Save by Daniel Bentley.

3:01

Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

1:16

Britt Assombalonga concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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