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Southend United 2-1 York City

Luke Prosser's injury-time goal secured Southend a late win against York as both sides ended the game with 10 men.

Kevan Hurst put the Shrimpers ahead early on with a well-struck, angled shot, before Ryan Bowman levelled with a low effort just before the hour.

Hurst was sent off minutes later for a second yellow card and Bowman followed him down the tunnel on 86 minutes.

And Prosser nodded home a Ben Coker right-wing free-kick late in added time to steal a fourth-successive win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I'm delighted for the boys. The application and the way they are at this moment in time is a pleasure to work with. The spirit in the camp is first-class.

"First half, I thought York played better than us. We didn't pass the ball anywhere near like what we have been doing.

"We told the players at half-time not to get the ball forward as quickly as they were trying to do and play that extra pass with a bit of quality. We did so for the first five minutes, then got sucked into exactly the same game.

"When you are not at your best and you still get three points, that is a great sign."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"Performance-wise, I couldn't fault the performance of the lads, the energy, the quality, the chances created. We worked hard during the course of the game, there were so many good things.

"The a free-kick at the end was not even their free-kick, it was our free kick, but the referee has given it to them - but then we've got to do better than what we did with it.

"There's a lot of plusses, but the result is the one that knocks you."

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 4Laird
  • 15KiernanBooked at 47mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14HurstBooked at 58mins
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forWoodrowat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Phillips
  • 9Reid
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 30Bridge
  • 33Woodrow

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 14MontroseBooked at 40mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 6ParslowSubstituted forMcGurkat 14'minutes
  • 30O'Neill
  • 29WhitehouseBooked at 62mins
  • 19BowmanBooked at 86mins
  • 9Fletcher
  • 12Carson

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Clay
  • 10Chambers
  • 11Jarvis
  • 17Cresswell
  • 18Platt
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
9,018

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 2, York City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 2, York City 1. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Coker with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

  8. Post update

    Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Dismissal

    Ryan Bowman (York City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Anthony Straker.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

  18. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
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