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Southend United 1-7 Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore
Darren Moore equalled his biggest win as a manager, matching a 7-1 win as West Bromwich Albion boss against QPR in August 2018

Doncaster boss Darren Moore has backed Sol Campbell to be a success as manager of Southend, despite the ex-England defender having to watch his new side lose 7-1 to Rovers.

Campbell, appointed about an hour before kick-off at Roots Hall, watched from the stand as the struggling Shrimpers went in front early on despite Ethan Hamilton's red card.

But Doncaster struck seven goals without reply and the hosts eventually finished with nine men after another red card shown to Stephen McLaughlin.

"We wish him well going forward and I'm delighted to see him back in the game," Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"He's got a wonderful project and a good challenge here, and one I'm sure he'll grab with both hands. I'm sure he'll turn this place around.

"From our perspective, it was to stick to the game plan and we did that. We were worthy winners."

Isaac Hutchinson's free-kick was cancelled out by a header from Kwame Thomas, before Ben Sheaf's deflected volley completed the turnaround.

Further goals from Thomas, Ben Whiteman, Kieran Sadlier, Alfie May and a Nathan Ralph own goal made it a poor end to Gary Waddock's spell in caretaker charge of Southend.

"Against a team of that quality and the way they keep the ball it was always going to be a tough evening," said Waddock. "But it was very, very embarrassing for us all.

"It's not too often you go down to nine men and it's a very difficult situation everyone finds themselves in."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 5MilliganBooked at 60mins
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 3Ralph
  • 8DiengSubstituted forLennonat 56'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 16HamiltonBooked at 6mins
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 10Cox
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
  • 9HopperSubstituted forHumphrysat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 7Humphrys
  • 14Goodship
  • 15Kiernan
  • 24Demetriou
  • 26Lennon
  • 32Acquah

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 33DanielsBooked at 1minsSubstituted forWrightat 45'minutes
  • 3James
  • 6Sheaf
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10Taylor
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMayat 63'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forGomesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 5Wright
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 20Blaney
  • 21Longbottom
  • 31Ennis
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
5,066

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home6
Away31
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 7.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 7.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie May.

Attempt saved. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Goal!

Own Goal by Nathan Ralph, Southend United. Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 7.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 6. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Madger Gomes with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 5. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Brad Halliday.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ben Sheaf tries a through ball, but Kieran Sadlier is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Attempt saved. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Kwame Thomas.

Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Doncaster Rovers 4. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alfie May.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Attempt missed. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich128312171427
2Wycombe147612314927
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Doncaster136432214822
7Sunderland136432115622
8Blackpool145631816221
9Coventry135621615121
10Bristol Rovers146351516-121
11Rochdale145451922-319
12Rotherham125341912718
13Burton125341613318
14Shrewsbury134631114-318
15Lincoln City155281720-317
16Portsmouth124441312116
17Gillingham143651917215
18Accrington133551721-414
19MK Dons144191221-913
20Tranmere143471727-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1412111540-255
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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