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Southend United 2-1 York City

Luke Prosser's injury-time goal secured Southend a late win against York as both sides ended the game with 10 men.

Kevan Hurst put the Shrimpers ahead early on with a well-struck, angled shot, before Ryan Bowman levelled with a low effort just before the hour.

Hurst was sent off minutes later for a second yellow card and Bowman followed him down the tunnel on 86 minutes.

And Prosser nodded home a Ben Coker right-wing free-kick late in added time to steal a fourth-successive win.

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Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

Phil Brown

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Post-match: Southend boss Phil Brown

"I'm delighted for the boys. The application and the way they are at this moment in time is a pleasure to work with. The spirit in the camp is first-class.

"First half, I thought York played better than us. We didn't pass the ball anywhere near like what we have been doing.

"We told the players at half-time not to get the ball forward as quickly as they were trying to do and play that extra pass with a bit of quality. We did so for the first five minutes, then got sucked into exactly the same game.

"When you are not at your best and you still get three points, that is a great sign."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

York City boss Nigel Worthington

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Post-match: York City boss Worthington

"Performance-wise, I couldn't fault the performance of the lads, the energy, the quality, the chances created. We worked hard during the course of the game, there were so many good things.

"The a free-kick at the end was not even their free-kick, it was our free kick, but the referee has given it to them - but then we've got to do better than what we did with it.

"There's a lot of plusses, but the result is the one that knocks you."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 4Laird
  • 15KiernanBooked at 47mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14HurstBooked at 58mins
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forWoodrowat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Phillips
  • 9Reid
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 30Bridge
  • 33Woodrow

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 14MontroseBooked at 40mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 6ParslowSubstituted forMcGurkat 14'minutes
  • 30O'Neill
  • 29WhitehouseBooked at 62mins
  • 19BowmanBooked at 86mins
  • 9Fletcher
  • 12Carson

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Clay
  • 10Chambers
  • 11Jarvis
  • 17Cresswell
  • 18Platt
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
9,018

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, York City 1. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Coker with a cross following a set piece situation.

Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Ryan Bowman (York City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Anthony Straker.

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Coker.

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

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

Booking

Elliot Whitehouse (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Robert Kiernan.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, York City 1. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Marc Laird (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd179531532
2Chesterfield179531132
3Rochdale171025732
4Fleetwood1710161031
5Southend17926729
6Newport17764527
7Burton17836127
8Scunthorpe17764-127
9Dag & Red17755326
10Wimbledon17746225
11Morecambe17746-225
12Hartlepool17737224
13Exeter17737-124
14Plymouth17647-422
15Wycombe16637021
16Mansfield17566-321
17Cheltenham17566-521
18Portsmouth16556-420
19York17458-417
20Accrington17458-717
21Bury17368-415
22Bristol Rovers17368-715
23Torquay17359-1114
24Northampton173410-1013
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