The FA Cup - First Round
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Southend United 1-1 Crawley Town

John White's late own goal secured Crawley a draw at Southend in the first round of the FA Cup.

The Shrimpers started strongly and took an early lead through Michael Kightly, but the visitors replied in the 85th minute with White putting the ball past his own goalkeeper.

Southend dominated the opening exchanges with Simon Cox wasting two excellent early chances to open the scoring before the Shrimpers did make the breakthrough with Cox teeing up Kightly to score his first goal of the season.

Crawley had Ollie Palmer's header ruled out for offside 10 minutes before the break and enjoyed the better of the second half as Southend sat back on their lead.

Cox curled a rare effort inches wide of the right post before the visitors began to get on top with Joe McNerney sending a close-range header against the top of the crossbar.

But Crawley were not to be denied and, in the 85th minute, White diverted Filipe Morais' left-wing cross into his own net to set up a replay.

Report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48WhiteBooked at 65mins
  • 6Turner
  • 32Hendrie
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 18Mantom
  • 8DiengBooked at 76mins
  • 7KightlySubstituted forBunnat 71'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 72mins
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forYearwoodat 71'minutes


  • 2Bwomono
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 23Moore
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 30Bunn


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 5McNerney
  • 16MaguireBooked at 89mins
  • 4Payne
  • 14FrancombSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 57'minutes
  • 22Morais
  • 28Camara
  • 11GambinSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 80'minutes
  • 9Palmer


  • 3Doherty
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 20Vincelot
  • 21Bulman
  • 33N'Gala
Scott Oldham

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Booking

    Joe Maguire (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joe Maguire (Crawley Town).

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by John White, Southend United. Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.

  8. Post update

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Luke Gambin.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  15. Post update

    Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John White.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Young.