Southend 3-0 Chesterfield

Gavin Tomlin

A Gavin Tomlin double helped Southend see off Chesterfield and move up to fourth in the League Two table.

Ryan Cresswell put the home side ahead six minutes into the second half with a sweetly-struck volley after Marc Laird's shot was blocked.

And Tomlin doubled the lead after picking out Kevan Hurst, continuing his run and heading his team-mate's return ball past Tommy Lee.

The striker nodded in his second when he beat Lee to Chris Barker's pass.

It was a fine team move that produced the Shrimpers' third goal, which was Tomlin's 11th strike in 10 games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Cook

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Southend too good for us - Cook

"It's a long way from where we want to be.

"We got beaten by a better team, they were a lot more powerful and more hungry than us.

"Southend had strength all over the pitch and you could see how much they wanted to win."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Southend

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser
  • 23 Barker (Straker - 85' )
  • 27 Mkandawire
  • 08 Timlin
  • 14 Hurst
  • 26 Laird
  • 20 Assombalonga (Corr - 82' )
  • 21 Tomlin (Eastwood - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 03 Straker
  • 15 Phillips
  • 11 Martin
  • 12 Donnelly
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 10 Corr

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Smith
  • 06 Hird
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 31 Cooper
  • 08 Togwell
  • 23 Randall (Clay - 72' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 34 O'Shea
  • 09 Richards (Boden - 44' )
  • 37 Boa Morte (Dickenson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes
  • 33 Townsend
  • 15 Clay
  • 18 Boden
  • 22 Wafula
  • 38 Dickenson
Ref: Lewis
Att: 5,273

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

10 3

Corners

6 4

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:45

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevan Hurst.

89:44

The official flags Brennan Dickenson offside. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.

88:30

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst, Nathan Smith gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst to the near post, Barry Corr takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

87:33

Luke Prosser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tendayi Darikwa. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

84:37

Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

84:37 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Straker is brought on as a substitute for Chris Barker.

84:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr.

83:02

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Lee. Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Smith. Brennan Dickenson takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

81:05 Substitution

Substitution Barry Corr comes on in place of Britt Assombalonga.

81:05 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Tomlin goes off and Freddy Eastwood comes on.

78:32

Brennan Dickenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Britt Assombalonga. Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

73:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Cooper on Britt Assombalonga. Tamika Mkandawire restarts play with the free kick.

72:43

Brennan Dickenson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

71:06

Sean Clohessy takes the free kick.

71:06 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Randall.

71:06

Foul by Brennan Dickenson on Kevan Hurst, free kick awarded.

70:07

Shot from just outside the box by Tendayi Darikwa misses to the left of the goal.

68:55

Assist by Chris Barker.

68:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Southend 3 - 0 Chesterfld Gavin Tomlin scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Southend 3-0 Chesterfield.

67:26

Shot from just outside the area by Gavin Tomlin misses to the right of the target.

65:48

Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

65:48 Substitution

Substitution Brennan Dickenson is brought on as a substitute for Luis Boa Morte.

65:48

Mark Randall fouled by Gavin Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick.

62:55

Gavin Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

62:04

James O'Shea produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

61:15

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Mark Randall gets a block in.

60:01

Kevan Hurst provided the assist for the goal.

60:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Southend 2 - 0 Chesterfld Gavin Tomlin grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Southend 2-0 Chesterfield.

59:53

The ball is delivered by Kevan Hurst,

58:41

Scott Boden takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Cresswell. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Hird to the near post, clearance made by Chris Barker. Corner taken short by Luis Boa Morte. The ball is sent over by Mark Randall, save by Paul Smith.

56:47

Gavin Tomlin produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

55:41

A cross is delivered by Mark Randall, clearance by Luke Prosser. Corner taken by Mark Randall played to the near post, Marc Laird manages to make a clearance.

55:24

The ball is crossed by Tendayi Darikwa, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

54:36

Gavin Tomlin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

53:37

Mark Randall takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

52:13

Tamika Mkandawire fouled by James O'Shea, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Prosser takes the free kick.

51:41

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst.

50:08

Assist by Michael Timlin.

50:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Cresswell - Southend 1 - 0 Chesterfld Ryan Cresswell scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Southend 1-0 Chesterfield.

49:13

Unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Mark Randall results in a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick. Michael Timlin takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Hird.

48:08

Tendayi Darikwa takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save. Corner taken by Luis Boa Morte from the right by-line played to the near post.

47:36

Nathan Smith crosses the ball, clearance by Tamika Mkandawire.

46:11

Gavin Tomlin has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

45:38

Centre by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Drew Talbot.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:19

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Tomlin. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

44:07

Chris Barker sends in a cross, clearance made by Nathan Smith. Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a comfortable save.

43:17

Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.

43:17 Substitution

Substitution Scott Boden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Richards.

43:17

Sam Togwell challenges Kevan Hurst unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:20

The ball is delivered by Britt Assombalonga.

36:11

Gavin Tomlin delivers the ball, Sam Hird makes a clearance.

34:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Luis Boa Morte. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.

33:37

Tamika Mkandawire concedes a free kick for a foul on Tendayi Darikwa. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

32:54

The ball is sent over by Tendayi Darikwa.

29:22

The ball is swung over by Gavin Tomlin. Centre by Chris Barker, Britt Assombalonga has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

28:08

The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy.

23:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Cooper by Britt Assombalonga. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

22:13

The ball is sent over by Gavin Tomlin. Chris Barker takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

19:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamika Mkandawire on Sam Togwell. Mark Randall restarts play with the free kick.

18:18

Unfair challenge on Sam Hird by Britt Assombalonga results in a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

17:37

Centre by Kevan Hurst, Sam Hird makes a clearance.

16:11

Unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Britt Assombalonga results in a free kick. Drew Talbot restarts play with the free kick.

14:24

Foul by Chris Barker on Sam Hird, free kick awarded. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

11:34

Marc Laird fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

9:36

Drew Talbot produces a cross, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.

8:32

Luis Boa Morte takes a shot.

6:11

Kevan Hurst takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Sam Togwell makes a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst.

5:57

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy.

3:57

Kevan Hurst takes a inswinging corner.

2:08

Michael Timlin crosses the ball, save by Tommy Lee.

1:07

Michael Timlin delivers the ball, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Marc Richards. Kevan Hurst produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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