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Southend United 0-2 Walsall

Walsall beat Southend United thanks to goals from Tom Bradshaw and Sam Mantom.

Bradshaw, who scored a hat-trick against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, drilled home from 12 yards.

Mantom stroked a low effort home from the edge of the area after Andy Taylor's deflected cross fell to him.

Southend's David Worrall had an effort cleared off the line before home keeper Daniel Bentley was forced into saves by James Baxendale and Jordan Cook.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"It was very satisfying, because I've watched their last two games and they're a good team.

"Certainly the first half, and how dominant we were, it was a pleasure to watch the players.

"Like good teams do, they came back at us, but the goal in the second half killed the game off.

"I certainly hope that Tom Bradshaw is here in September. We don't want to sell him and he wants to stay here. He is not for sale as far as I'm concerned."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15BolgerBooked at 72mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganSubstituted forWorrallat 54'minutes
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 89mins
  • 11WestonSubstituted forHurstat 71'minutes
  • 23Pigott
  • 9MooneySubstituted forPayneat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Worrall
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Payne
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst

Walsall

  • 1EtheridgeBooked at 85mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 2Demetriou
  • 7Chambers
  • 8Mantom
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forBaxendaleat 70'minutes
  • 14HenrySubstituted forFordeat 71'minutes
  • 10SawyersBooked at 50mins
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forCookat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Forde
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Lalkovic
  • 16Preston
  • 18Morris
  • 21Cook
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
6,149

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Walsall 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Walsall 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cook (Walsall).

  6. Post update

    Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cook (Walsall).

  8. Post update

    Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Cook (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Booking

    Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Jason Demetriou (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

  20. Post update

    Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.