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Southend 1-4 MK Dons: League Two progress after Southend win

Hiram Boateng
Hiram Boateng scored a fine individual effort to ensure MK Dons progress to round three

MK Dons surged into the third round of the EFL Cup with a comfortable 4-1 win at Southend United.

The visitors dominated the first 45 minutes and deservedly raced into a two-goal lead, breaking the deadlock in the 35th minute.

Rhys Healey collected the ball 12 yards out and brought it back onto his left foot before scoring with a deflected effort into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

Dons doubled their lead in the 41st minute when Callum Brittain thumped a shot into the top corner via the underside of the crossbar.

Southend improved at the start of the second half with Stephen Humphrys and Ethan Hamilton both denied by Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore, before Harry Lennon headed wide from close range.

The Shrimpers reduced the deficit on 54 minutes when Brandon Goodship tapped home Humphrys' right-wing cross at the far post.

But a fine individual effort from Hiram Boateng extended Dons' lead after 82 minutes before Sam Nombe netted in stoppage time as Southend slumped to a sixth defeat in seven games.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forBwomonoat 45'minutes
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26Lennon
  • 39BlackmanSubstituted forNdukwuat 68'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 5Milligan
  • 16Hamilton
  • 10Cox
  • 7HumphrysBooked at 28mins
  • 14Goodship

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 4Hyam
  • 6Ridgewell
  • 15Kiernan
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 23Kelman

MK Dons

  • 22Moore
  • 5Poole
  • 16Martin
  • 4Walsh
  • 25Brittain
  • 8Gilbey
  • 29Kasumu
  • 3Lewington
  • 10HealeySubstituted forBoatengat 66'minutes
  • 9BowerySubstituted forWilliamsat 81'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNombeat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 6Cargill
  • 11Dickenson
  • 24Houghton
  • 26Boateng
  • 27Nombe
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
2,433

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home23
Away19
Shots on Target
Home11
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, MK Dons 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, MK Dons 4.

Attempt saved. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, MK Dons 4. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hiram Boateng.

Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

Attempt saved. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Hiram Boateng (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Brittain.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Attempt blocked. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elvis Bwomono.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, MK Dons 3. Hiram Boateng (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George Williams replaces Jordan Bowery.

Attempt missed. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Attempt saved. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ethan Hamilton.

Foul by Russell Martin (MK Dons).

Brandon Goodship (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Regan Poole.

Sam Nombe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Attempt saved. Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Offside, MK Dons. Russell Martin tries a through ball, but Sam Nombe is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Simon Cox with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt missed. David Kasumu (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Dean Lewington with a cross following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Hiram Boateng (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Layton Ndukwu replaces Andre Blackman.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Hiram Boateng replaces Rhys Healey.

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