Accrington Stanley 0-1 Southend United
A late penalty from summer signing Lee Barnard was enough to give Southend United victory at Accrington Stanley.
The home side almost took the lead after two minutes as James Gray's deflected strike struck the bar.
After the break, debutant goalkeeper Luke Simpson was Stanley's hero, saving a Barry Corr penalty after Shaquile Coulthirst had been brought down.
However, Dean Winnard fouled substitute Barnard in the box late on and the striker stepped up to score the winner.
- 3LiddleBooked at 75mins
- 4JoyceSubstituted forMcCartanat 87'minutes
- 11NaismithSubstituted forAlabiat 78'minutes
- 9GrayBooked at 90mins
- 6ProsserBooked at 73mins
- 14HurstSubstituted forAtkinsonat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 16C Clifford
- 10CorrSubstituted forBarnardat 72'minutes
- 17CoulthirstSubstituted forWorrallat 65'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target