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Southend United 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Southend United moved up to ninth in the League One table after beating Oldham Athletic at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Jason Demetriou fired home from the penalty spot after Cameron Dummigan had fouled Josh Wright.

The spot-kick ended a poor run of penalties for Southend, who had missed four of their last five.

And it was Oldham who instead struggled to score from 12 yards as Craig Davies' well-struck penalty - given for a foul by Demetriou on Rob Hunt - was superbly tipped over the crossbar by Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley on the stroke of half-time.

Southend doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a well-worked move resulted in Stephen McLaughlin delivering a left-wing cross which was volleyed home by Wright.

Latics should have got back into the game when top goalscorer Eoin Doyle sent a six-yard header wide of the right-hand upright before he nodded another effort against the outside of the opposite post in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 40mins
  • 6Turner
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 2Hendrie
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 56mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 44Wright
  • 7KightlySubstituted forWordsworthat 45+2'minutes
  • 9Fortuné
  • 10CoxSubstituted forBaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 17McGlashan
  • 48White
  • 50Ranger

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26ClarkeSubstituted forWilsonat 60'minutes
  • 40Bryan
  • 23Hunt
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forObadeyiat 72'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 24Fane
  • 16MenigSubstituted forNepomucenoat 58'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 13DoyleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 7Flynn
  • 12Wilson
  • 25Omrani
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 28Green
  • 30Obadeyi
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,608

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Ryan Leonard (Southend United) because of an injury.

  5. Booking

    Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Amadou Ba replaces Simon Cox.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan19133336122442
2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Blackburn19114434171737
5Bradford2011362922736
6Charlton1910542923635
7Peterborough208573129229
8Portsmouth209292524129
9Southend207762429-528
10Oxford Utd207673427727
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Blackpool207672627-127
13Rotherham2082103330326
14Walsall196762728-125
15Bristol Rovers2080122936-724
16MK Dons206682229-724
17Doncaster206592125-423
18Oldham206593038-823
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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