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Stevenage 1-2 Southend United

Charlie Kelman's terrific double helped Southend come from behind to beat Stevenage 2-1 in an engrossing Carabao Cup tie.

Dean Parrett's sublime left-foot finish from 20 yards saw the hosts take an early lead, but 17-year-old Kelman scored twice within the opening 10 minutes of the second half to see the Shrimpers through to the second round.

The League One visitors made a flying start, Stephen McLaughlin stinging Paul Farman's palms with a well-struck effort to signal their intent.

Their early momentum was pierced clinically by Parrett, though, with an instinctive turn and strike to open his account after returning to the Lamex from Gillingham this summer.

The goal lit a spark in Dino Maamria's side, and Kurtis Guthrie could have doubled the lead soon after but poked wide from three yards.

That miss soon proved costly, Kelman getting his head on the end of a pinpoint cross from Elvis Bwomono seconds after the restart to make it 1-1.

The teenager was then teed up by Nathan Ralph before finding a pocket of space and smashing the ball past Farman, as Southend held on for their first win in the EFL Cup since beating Bristol City back in 2010.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forSonupeat 59'minutesSubstituted forat 85'minutes
  • 30FernandezBooked at 72mins
  • 7CarterSubstituted forCowleyat 77'minutes
  • 6Soares
  • 12Husin
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forIonttonat 50'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 9Cowley
  • 11Sonupe
  • 13Bastien
  • 16Iontton
  • 17Rollinson
  • 19Newton
  • 23Smith

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26LennonSubstituted forWhiteat 26'minutes
  • 3Ralph
  • 36HutchinsonBooked at 69mins
  • 5Milligan
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forBlackmanat 77'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forRobinsonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 4Hyam
  • 7Humphrys
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 31Robinson
  • 39Blackman
  • 48White
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Southend United 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Southend United. Nathan Ralph tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jason Cowley (Stevenage).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Charlie Kelman.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Southend United. Nathan Bishop tries a through ball, but Charlie Kelman is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luis Fernandez with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Terence Vancooten.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Cox.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Emmanuel Sonupe went off injured after Stevenage had used all subs.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match because of an injury Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

    Mark Milligan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jason Cowley (Stevenage).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Andre Blackman replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jason Cowley replaces Charlie Carter because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.