Portsmouth 1-2 Southend United

Goals from Will Atkinson and Barry Corr earned 10-man Southend United victory over managerless Portsmouth.

Andy Barcham's 20-yard strike after 90 seconds saw Pompey take the lead in their first match since Guy Whittingham's sacking on Monday.

Southend substitute Cauley Woodrow was sent off after only four minutes on the pitch for elbowing Jed Wallace.

But Atkinson slotted home to bring the visitors level and Corr headed in the winner from John White's cross.

Caretaker manager Andy Awford led off his Pompey players to a chorus of boos after their fifth straight defeat.

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Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post match: Southend boss Brown

"I didn't enjoy the first half. We came here, we knew there was going to be a big crowd. The last thing we wanted to do was give them something to hang their hats onto.

"Low and behold we are two minutes into the game and they score an absolute world-class goal. We could have been two or three down at half-time.

"We played better football when we went down to 10 men. That's the down side of performance, we actually got a hold of the ball when we went down to 10.

"It looked as if they were on the back foot [at 1-1]. We've got hungry lads at the moment. We weren't having a point. We've got all three."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd189631533
2Chesterfield189631133
3Southend181026832
4Rochdale181026332
5Fleetwood181017831
6Scunthorpe18864330
7Burton18936230
8Newport18774528
9Dag & Red18765327
10Wimbledon18756226
11Morecambe18756-226
12Exeter18747-125
13Hartlepool18738124
14Plymouth18657-423
15Wycombe17647022
16Cheltenham18576-522
17Mansfield18567-421
18Portsmouth17557-520
19Accrington18558-520
20Bury18468-318
21York18468-418
22Bristol Rovers18378-716
23Torquay18369-1115
24Northampton183510-1014
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