League Two
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Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

A Jack Midson penalty moved AFC Wimbledon a step closer to securing their status in League Two and shocked play-off hopefuls Southend.

Former Shrimpers loanee Midson squeezed his second-half spot-kick under Daniel Bentley's body after Kwesi Appiah had been brought down by John Egan.

Appiah had almost opened the scoring before the break but was denied from close range by a fine Bentley save.

Southend rarely threatened and defeat ends their run of three wins in a row.

Phil Brown's side are now just one point above eighth-placed York.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I'm bitterly disappointed. It was one of them days where it didn't matter what we tried, it didn't fall for us.

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Post match: Southend boss Brown

"The effort of the players was there, the organisation was there, the shape of the team was good.

"We've had numerous opportunities, good chances. We've more or less done everything right apart from put the ball in the net.

"We had one of the biggest crowds of the season and couldn't send them home happy."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3CokerBooked at 55minsSubstituted forEastwoodat 70'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32EganBooked at 57mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Loza
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forCorrat 59'minutes
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMurphyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 10Corr
  • 11Straker
  • 15Murphy
  • 16C Clifford
  • 25Chambers

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 36Richards
  • 27Morris
  • 5Frampton
  • 28Jones
  • 7FrancombBooked at 78mins
  • 29NicholsonSubstituted forMooreat 83'minutes
  • 10MidsonSubstituted forAntwiat 90'minutes
  • 37AppiahBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHyltonat 84'minutes
  • 12Pell

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 14Antwi
  • 15Fenlon
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
7,627

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.
Attempt blocked. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John White.
Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).
Attempt blocked. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Antwi replaces Jack Midson.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Kwesi Appiah.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Egan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Jake Nicholson.
Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).
Foul by John Egan (Southend United).
Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ross Worner.
Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Ben Coker.
Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by John Egan (Southend United).
Tom Richards (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamar Loza (Southend United).
Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).
Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jacob Murphy replaces Will Atkinson.

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by John Egan (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).
George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John White (Southend United).
Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).
Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Attempt blocked. Jamar Loza (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).
Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).
Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).
Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe42191942576
2Rochdale42229112275
3Chesterfield42201482774
4Fleetwood42209131369
5Burton42181410568
6Southend421614121262
7Oxford Utd42161412862
8York42151611861
9Plymouth42161016-258
10Mansfield42141414-656
11Bury42121812554
12Dag & Red42131514-454
13Newport42131415-353
14Wimbledon42131316-552
15Cheltenham42121614-852
16Portsmouth42121515-1251
17Accrington42121416-350
18Hartlepool42131019-249
19Morecambe42121317-1449
20Exeter42121218-648
21Bristol Rovers42111417-947
22Wycombe42111318-946
23Northampton42111318-1946
24Torquay4210923-2339
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