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Chesterfield 1-3 Southend United

First-half goals from Mark Laird and Anthony Straker helped Southend fight back at Chesterfield to secure a third round FA Cup spot.

Tendayi Darikwa fired the the hosts ahead early before Laird and Straker replied with headers.

Spireites captain Drew Talbot nodded against the bar and keeper Tommy Lee saved a Barry Corr penalty.

While Corr failed to convert, ex-Chesterfield midfielder Kevan Hurst made it 3-1 with a clinical finish.

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It is a tough performance to take, from starting the game so well and going a goal up.

"Sometimes as a manager you get these performances and you don't know where they've come from.

"It such a disappointing day, I don't want to elaborate on it too much."

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney told BBC Essex:

"We started quite brightly, had a couple of chances. We were pressing well, it was completely against the run of play that they scored.

"There's a little bit of character and resolve if things do go against us. We haven't got a soft underbelly.

"With adversity, we seem to galvanise ourselves as a team and step up to the plate. To come here and win 3-1 is a great result for us."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 24McFadzeanSubstituted forDoyleat 75'minutes
  • 2Banks
  • 4Hird
  • 23EvattBooked at 8mins
  • 7Darikwa
  • 12Ryan
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forRichardsat 69'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHumphreysat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Togwell
  • 9Richards
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Devitt
  • 17Doyle
  • 20Chapman
  • 28McSheffrey

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3CokerBooked at 67mins
  • 4Laird
  • 15KiernanSubstituted forPhillipsat 64'minutes
  • 6Prosser
  • 16CliffordSubstituted forThompsonat 83'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14HurstBooked at 59mins
  • 11Straker

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Phillips
  • 7Eastwood
  • 9Reid
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 26Edwards
Referee:
Mike Russell
Attendance:
4,067

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Straker.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Adam Thompson replaces Conor Clifford.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

  19. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.