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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 16CliffordSubstituted 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Southend United 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jack Maloney replaces Daniel Potts.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Michael Timlin.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Johannes Ertl.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Connolly (Portsmouth).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Joe Devera.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John White.

  15. 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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Tom Craddock.

  17. 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.

  18. Booking

    Tom Craddock (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Craddock (Portsmouth).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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