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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:

Phil Brown

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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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forHolmesat 85'minutes
  • 33PottsSubstituted forMaloneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 13Ertl
  • 36WhatmoughBooked at 70mins
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 20Cooper
  • 10CraddockBooked at 76minsSubstituted forBirdat 81'minutes
  • 9Connolly
  • 35Wallace

Substitutes

  • 3N'Gala
  • 4East
  • 8Padovani
  • 11Holmes
  • 18Bird
  • 25Sullivan
  • 30Maloney

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 16C CliffordSubstituted forLairdat 67'minutes
  • 15Kiernan
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forWoodrowat 61'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 12Atkinson
  • 6ProsserBooked at 15mins
  • 11Straker
  • 10Corr
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forPhillipsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 5Phillips
  • 9Reid
  • 20Njie
  • 21Payne
  • 33Woodrow
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
13,427

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jack Maloney replaces Daniel Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Michael Timlin.

Attempt missed. Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Johannes Ertl.

Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Joe Devera.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John White.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by John White.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Tom Craddock.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Southend United 1. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Corr.

Booking

Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John White.

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Conor Clifford.

Dismissal

Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) is shown the red card for fighting.

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Cauley Woodrow.

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Adam Thompson.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

goal

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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