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Southend United 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Henrik Larsson was again watching from the stands as managerless 10-man Southend slumped to a defeat to Accrington at Roots Hall.

Larsson remains in the running to replace Kevin Bond as Shrimpers boss.

But the Swede saw Stanley striker Callum Bishop score the only goal of a disappointing game seven minutes into the second half with Nathan Ralph later sent off for the home side.

Accrington threatened midway through the first half with Sam Finley having a deflected 20 yard shot tipped over the crossbar by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

But the visitors were not to be denied and they opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with Bishop firing home Jerome Opoko's left wing cross from eight yards for his fifth goal of the season.

Stanley wasted a golden opportunity to double their lead with an unmarked Offrande Zanzala somehow heading over from close range

Southend's hopes of a comeback were hit in the 73rd when Ralph was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Finley.

And Accrington easily held on for their first away win of the season.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 15Kiernan
  • 26Lennon
  • 3RalphBooked at 73mins
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forGoodshipat 20'minutes
  • 16HamiltonSubstituted forHutchinsonat 82'minutes
  • 5Milligan
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 7Humphrys
  • 10CoxSubstituted forMantomat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 13Bishop
  • 14Goodship
  • 18Mantom
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 24Demetriou
  • 36Hutchinson

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 24mins
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36Opoku
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 83mins
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConville
  • 8Finley
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forPritchardat 84'minutes
  • 19BishopSubstituted forZanzalaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Pritchard
  • 30Bursik
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,643

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt blocked. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Pritchard.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Offrande Zanzala.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sean McConville tries a through ball, but Offrande Zanzala is caught offside.

Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Dion Charles.

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Ethan Hamilton.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nathan Ralph (Southend United) for a bad foul.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Ralph (Southend United).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Attempt saved. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley tries a through ball, but Offrande Zanzala is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Nathan Ralph (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum Johnson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Colby Bishop.

Attempt missed. Mark Milligan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Nathan Ralph (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Rob Kiernan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jerome Opoku.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich107302051524
2Wycombe116411810822
3Fleetwood106222013720
4Coventry105501610620
5Sunderland105411612419
6Blackpool115421613319
7Bristol Rovers115331412218
8Peterborough1052323121117
9Doncaster9441128416
10Oxford Utd114342215715
11Lincoln City114161517-213
12Shrewsbury10343913-413
13Rotherham9333129312
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons104061215-312
16Gillingham102441413110
17Accrington102441217-510
18Rochdale102441017-710
19Portsmouth8233101009
20Tranmere102351520-59
21Southend101181125-144
22Wimbledon110381121-103
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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