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Southend United 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice in four second-half minutes to fire Wycombe Wanderers to a crucial win at fellow strugglers Southend United.

The Chairboys shaded the possession during a nervy first half, with Akinfenwa sending a close-range header straight at Shrimpers goalkeeper Nathan Bishop.

But, after the break, Wycombe took control and opened the scoring when Scott Kashket's low, left-wing cross found Akinfenwa, who netted with a well-controlled finish at the far post.

And Akinfenwa was at it again just moments later as he latched onto Michael Harriman's long diagonal ball into the box and sent a looping header into the far corner of the net.

The striker's brace ended a run of five successive defeats for Wycombe and saw them move up to 17th - three points above the relegation zone.

In contrast, out-of-form Southend are now winless in 14 matches and slipped to 22nd in League One with just four games to go.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forBwomonoat 32'minutes
  • 26Lennon
  • 48White
  • 42Hart
  • 7KightlyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 61'minutes
  • 15Kiernan
  • 8Dieng
  • 18Mantom
  • 10Cox
  • 39HumphrysSubstituted forAcauahat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 6Turner
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 16Yearwood
  • 30Bunn
  • 41Acauah

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 6El-Abd
  • 26McCarthy
  • 22Freeman
  • 16Harriman
  • 18Thompson
  • 4Gape
  • 11KashketBooked at 47mins
  • 25Samuel
  • 20AkinfenwaBooked at 67minsSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jacobson
  • 5Stewart
  • 8Bean
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Owens
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
7,689

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Samuel.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Rob Kiernan (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam El-Abd following a set piece situation.

Foul by Emile Acauah (Southend United).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Kashket.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Emile Acauah replaces Stephen Humphrys.

Booking

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Lennon (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Michael Kightly.

Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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