Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Southend United 6.
League One Southend United scored four extra-time goals to finally move into the second round of the FA Cup at the expense of spirited League Two opponents Crawley Town.
The visitors cruised into a 2-0 first-half lead thanks to an own goal from Josh Doherty, who deflected in Simon Cox's strike, and Harry Bunn's close-range finish following a Cox header.
But Town target man Ollie Palmer thumped home his side's first and then he found space to draw the hosts level with a neat low finish from the edge of the penalty area.
Neither side could find a winner in normal time but Southend were rampant in the extra 30 minutes.
Another deflected Cox effort put them ahead before John White's volley settled nerves by making it 4-2.
In the second period, Sam Mantom's calm finish and a classy Stephen McLaughlin curled effort sealed an emphatic win and a second-round tie at home against Barnsley.
- 6ConnollyBooked at 96mins
- 14FrancombSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 45'minutes
- 11GambinSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 83'minutes
- 4PayneBooked at 25minsSubstituted forPoleonat 101'minutes
- 3DohertyBooked at 101mins
- 9PalmerBooked at 13mins
- 4HyamBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMantomat 79'minutes
- 30BunnBooked at 90minsSubstituted forKightlyat 109'minutes
- 10CoxSubstituted forHendrieat 98'minutes
- 31RobinsonSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 103'minutes
- Charles Breakspear
- Shots on Target
Second Half Extra Time ends, Crawley Town 2, Southend United 6.
Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Goal! Crawley Town 2, Southend United 6. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Kightly.
Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).
Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Harry Bunn.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Glenn Morris.
Attempt saved. Shawn McCoulsky (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town).
(Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.
Goal! Crawley Town 2, Southend United 5. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Second Half Extra Time begins Crawley Town 2, Southend United 4.