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Southend United 2-1 Blackpool

Mark Oxley's stoppage-time penalty save helped Southend United record a third straight win as they shaded Blackpool at Roots Hall.

Southend went in front after just five minutes when Stephen McLaughlin's left-wing corner was half-volleyed home at the near post by Anthony Wordsworth.

Blackpool came close to equalising when Kyle Vassell's shot was tipped on to the post by Oxley, but the Shrimpers went further in front when Simon Cox capitalised on a poor attempted clearance from Curtis Tilt to volley home.

Blackpool got back in the game when Vassell latched on to Jimmy Ryan's long ball forward to round Oxley and score.

And the visitors piled on the pressure late on with Clark Robertson having a header cleared off the line by Jason Demetriou before Oxley dived to his left to keep out Ryan's penalty.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 8TimlinBooked at 71mins
  • 44Wright
  • 18LeonardBooked at 31mins
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forWhiteat 73'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes
  • 50RangerSubstituted forFortunéat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 9Fortuné
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 17McGlashan
  • 31Robinson
  • 48White

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 14Ryan
  • 8D'AlmeidaSubstituted forCookeat 68'minutes
  • 15Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forAimsonat 54'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forQuigleyat 81'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 10Clayton
  • 24Cooke
  • 27Quigley
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
6,688

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Blackpool 1.

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

Foul by Scott Quigley (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harry Kyprianou.

Penalty saved! Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Jason Demetriou (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Blackpool. Scott Quigley draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harry Kyprianou.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harry Kyprianou.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Quigley (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Scott Quigley replaces Kyle Vassell.

Foul by Harry Kyprianou (Southend United).

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Josh Wright (Southend United).

Callum Cooke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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