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Southend United 1-0 Burton Albion

Barry Corr struck the only goal as Southend beat Burton in what proved a dress-rehearsal for when the two sides meet in the League Two play-offs.

Corr's fifth goal in six games came midway through the first half as he headed home a Kevan Hurst cross.

The Brewers went close to equalising through Lee Bell's close-range effort.

Ryan Leonard and John White may have extended the hosts' lead but their efforts were saved by Dean Lyness in the Burton goal.

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Gary Rowett

"There were one or two things we did today to learn a little bit about them.

"That's why I did it - to see what we'll need when we come here away from home; what we can do and what we may not be able to do.

"I think we learnt a little bit of both. I think it made my team selection slightly clearer."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32Egan
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forStrakerat 74'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 78'minutes
  • 14Hurst
  • 15Ja MurphySubstituted forGomisat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Laird
  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 29Gomis
  • 39Barnard
  • 40Smith

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 26Gray
  • 3Hussey
  • 23Palmer
  • 2Edwards
  • 21Holness
  • 27HarnessSubstituted forIsmailat 58'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 28SymesSubstituted forKnowlesat 59'minutes
  • 12Hemmings
  • 7BellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 15McFadzean
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Ismail
  • 24Slade
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,218

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

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

Hand ball by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. David Gray (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Marcus Holness (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Hand ball by John Egan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Lee Bell.

John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Michael Timlin.

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Gomis.

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

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Gomis replaces Jacob Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Michael Symes.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Zeli Ismail replaces Marcus Harness.

Attempt saved. John White (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield462315871403184
2Scunthorpe462021568442481
3Rochdale462491369482181
4Fleetwood4622101466521476
5Southend4619151256391772
6Burton461915124742572
7York4618171152411171
8Oxford Utd461614165350362
9Dag & Red461515165359-660
10Plymouth461612185158-760
11Mansfield461515164958-960
12Bury461320135951859
13Portsmouth461417155666-1059
14Newport461416165659-358
15Accrington461415175456-257
16Exeter461413195457-355
17Cheltenham461316175363-1055
18Morecambe461315185264-1254
19Hartlepool461411215056-653
20Wimbledon461414184957-853
21Northampton461314194257-1553
22Wycombe461214204654-850
23Bristol Rovers461214204354-1150
24Torquay46129254266-2445
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