League One
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Portsmouth 2-0 Southend United

Leading scorer Jamal Lowe netted his eighth goal of the season to fire League One leaders Portsmouth to a 2-0 win at home to Southend.

Shrimpers defender Michael Turner also scored an own goal as Kenny Jackett's men cruised to victory at Fratton Park.

Turner turned in Ronan Curtis' teasing low cross under pressure from Oli Hawkins after 11 minutes, as the Shrimpers fell behind.

Lowe sealed the points for the home side in the 29th minute heading in off the post from another inviting centre from Curtis.

Clarke should have made it 2-0 five minutes earlier when he rose to meet another great Curtis cross but planted a header over the crossbar.

In the second half man of the match Curtis stung the palms of Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley with a powerful 25-yard shot while Ben Close missed from six yards.

A Stephen McLaughlin shot was charged down after a dangerous run from Theo Robinson was as close as Southend came to scoring.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20Thompson
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 32ThompsonBooked at 43minsSubstituted forPitmanat 89'minutes
  • 7Naylor
  • 10Lowe
  • 26EvansSubstituted forCloseat 72'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 9Hawkins

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 18Dennis
  • 33Close
  • 37Green

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forHendrieat 45'minutes
  • 23MooreBooked at 80mins
  • 48WhiteBooked at 85mins
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 8Dieng
  • 18MantomSubstituted forYearwoodat 71'minutes
  • 4HyamBooked at 37mins
  • 30BunnSubstituted forRobinsonat 64'minutes
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 7Kightly
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson
  • 32Hendrie
  • 36Hutchinson
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
18,062

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Southend United 0.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Ben Thompson.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

John White (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Taylor Moore (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Southend United).

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Luke Hyam (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Thompson (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Gareth Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Dru Yearwood replaces Sam Mantom.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Taylor Moore (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Harry Bunn.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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