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Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Joe Pigott helped lift AFC Wimbledon off the bottom of the League One table by scoring the only goal in their win at fellow strugglers Southend.

Pigott played a pivotal part in the Shrimpers winning promotion from League Two back in 2015, scoring an added-time equaliser in extra-time of the play-off final against Wycombe at Wembley.

But the striker returned to haunt his old club as he fired home his 13th goal of the season to decide an uneventful encounter played in blustery conditions.

Southend went closest to scoring in the first half with Michael Turner having a header tipped over by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

However, the Dons had the better of the second half and opened the scoring in the 67th minute when Pigott capitalised on a defensive mix up between Turner and keeper Mark Oxley to fire home.

The victory moved the Dons up to 22nd in the table, three points behind their opponents who are just one place and one point above the relegation zone after a run of 10 games without a win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 26LennonSubstituted forKelmanat 76'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 15Kiernan
  • 42HartBooked at 79mins
  • 4HyamSubstituted forYearwoodat 87'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forKightlyat 76'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 30Bunn
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 7Kightly
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 18Mantom
  • 23Moore
  • 34Kelman
  • 48White

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 5NightingaleSubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
  • 6Thomas
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 20Sibbick
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 52mins
  • 15Seddon
  • 41FoliviSubstituted forConnollyat 70'minutes
  • 39PigottSubstituted forPinnockat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 17Barcham
  • 24McDonnell
  • 38McLoughlin
  • 42Rudoni
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,570

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Joe Pigott.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Dru Yearwood replaces Luke Hyam.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam Hart.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sam Hart (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Charlie Kelman replaces Harry Lennon.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Michael Folivi.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Hart (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Hyam.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton382311472314180
2Barnsley382112564283675
3Sunderland371916264343073
4Portsmouth382011766412571
5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
19Oxford Utd381013154454-1043
20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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