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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Southend United: Sol Campbell celebrates first league win as Southend boss

Sol Campbell celebrated his first league win as Southend boss after Jason Demetriou's second-half penalty secured a 2-1 win over Accrington.

It was Campbell's 12th league game as Shrimpers manager and it was only struggling Southend's second league victory of the season - their last was in September.

The visitors opened the scoring after 11 minutes when striker Tom Hopper squared the ball to Charlie Kelman on the edge of the area and he rifled home.

Stanley equalised in the 17th minute when Sam Finley's ball into the far post was met with a thumping header from Mark Hughes, which Dion Charles helped into the back of the net.

Stanley were wasteful with Mark Oxley denying Joe Pritchard and Finley. Pritchard also had a strike cleared off the line, while top scorer Colby Bishop headed over when in good positions.

Southend won a penalty in the 51st minute when Pritchard clipped substitute Brandon Goodship and Demetriou fired the spot-kick beyond Joe Bursik.

Stanley pushed for a leveller with Finley firing over and Pritchard again kept out by Oxley, but Bursik also did well to deny Sam Barratt a third goal for Southend.

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Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forZanzalaat 70'minutes
  • 5SykesBooked at 78mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 34Alese
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forDialloat 78'minutes
  • 8Finley
  • 10Pritchard
  • 32Charles
  • 19BishopBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Maguire
  • 16Barclay
  • 18Rodgers
  • 40Savin
  • 42Diallo

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 48White
  • 8DiengSubstituted forGoodshipat 10'minutes
  • 15Kiernan
  • 2Bwomono
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Milligan
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forBarrattat 75'minutes
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 13Bishop
  • 14Goodship
  • 25Barratt
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 42Phillips
  • 43Kinali
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
2,146

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 2.

Attempt missed. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Finley following a set piece situation.

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rob Kiernan (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross Sykes with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Sam Barratt (Southend United) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Barratt (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

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

Attempt saved. Sam Barratt (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

Sam Barratt (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josef Bursik.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Hopper.

Attempt saved. Sam Barratt (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sadou Diallo replaces Seamus Conneely.

Foul by Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley).

Sam Barratt (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam Barratt replaces Charlie Kelman because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Callum Johnson.

Hand ball by Tom Hopper (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ajibola Alese.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Callum Johnson tries a through ball, but Jordan Clark is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dion Charles.

Attempt missed. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by John White.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ajibola Alese.

Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Goodship (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 2. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Southend United. Brandon Goodship draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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