League Two
Burton0Southend1

Burton Albion 0-1 Southend United

Freddie Eastwood earned victory for Southend with an injury-time goal against 10-man Burton.

Burton keeper Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny Cauley Woodrow before the hosts had striker Blly Kee sent off for a second bookable offence.

Alex MacDonald went close with a header and substitute Matt Palmer hit a post as Burton pushed for an opener.

But late on substitute Eastwood struck with a deflected 15-yard shot that bounced in off a post.

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Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"I'm sick for the players. I thought second half, in all fairness, we had more chances than them and more shots than them. Their keeper has made more saves than ours.

"I felt as though we were certainly going to see the game out for a point. I just felt we had a two or three-minute spell where we got a bit carried away.

"Even the stewards were throwing the ball back with 89 minutes gone, and you think just calm down, settle down, let's keep our shape"

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Southend United boss Phil Brown on Burton win

"I think you've got to give Burton a lot of credit. Their second-half performance was very resilient, very hard working and it was tough to break them down.

"I couldn't tell you what formation we were playing at the end. We threw all our eggs in one basket.

"It was credit to Freddie (Eastwood) with the strike, but we just didn't move the ball quick enough in the second half to cause Burton problems."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 7Bell
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forPhillipsat 84'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkBooked at 20mins
  • 29KeeBooked at 45mins
  • 3HusseySubstituted forPalmerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Diamond
  • 16Lyness
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 22Dyer
  • 23Palmer
  • 28Symes

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2WhiteBooked at 72mins
  • 3Coker
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forEastwoodat 63'minutes
  • 5Phillips
  • 15KiernanBooked at 2minsSubstituted forStrakerat 85'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16C CliffordSubstituted forPayneat 77'minutes
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 33Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7Eastwood
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Reid
  • 11Straker
  • 21Payne
  • 24Auger
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
2,555

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Southend United 1.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Southend United 1. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Anthony Straker.

Attempt saved. Ben Coker (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Robert Kiernan.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jimmy Phillips replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) header from very close range misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Conor Clifford.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

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

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Booking

John White (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Ryan Leonard.

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Chris Hussey.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield11722189923
2Fleetwood117132012822
3Oxford Utd116322112921
4Morecambe116321914521
5Rochdale116231611520
6Exeter116231413120
7Mansfield115421511419
8Scunthorpe10451138517
9Wycombe115241714317
10Southend115241210217
11Wimbledon115241312117
12Newport114431514116
13Dag & Red114431515016
14Burton114341517-215
15Portsmouth113441819-113
16Hartlepool113351314-112
17Cheltenham113351422-812
18York103251314-111
19Plymouth11326814-611
20Bristol Rovers112451015-510
21Bury112361315-29
22Torquay112361321-89
23Northampton11227815-78
24Accrington11038719-123
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