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Southend United 0-2 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham surged back to winning ways with a comfortable victory at winless Southend.

The Robins suffered a shock 3-1 defeat by Grimsby Town on Tuesday night but bounced back immediately.

But Michael Duff's side never looked at all troubled at Roots Hall as they secured their fifth win in six games.

Cheltenham opened the scoring after just 10 minutes with Liam Sercombe scoring from the penalty spot after Kyle Taylor had brought down George Long in the box.

Shrimpers striker Brandon Goodship wasted a good chance to equalise from close range before Sercombe was denied by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley at the start of the second half.

But the Robins continued to threaten and doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when Chris Hussey's left-wing cross was headed into the bottom right hand corner of the net by Lloyd.

Southend, who were relegated from Sky Bet League One last season, posed Cheltenham no problems and now sit bottom of the table without a win in nine games in all competitions.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 5Hobson
  • 8Dieng
  • 26Lennon
  • 2Bwomono
  • 28TaylorSubstituted forEgbriat 57'minutes
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 67mins
  • 3Ralph
  • 10GoodshipSubstituted forCokerat 83'minutes
  • 18AcquahSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 56'minutes
  • 17Sterling

Substitutes

  • 11Egbri
  • 12Clifford
  • 13Seaden
  • 16Phillips
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 22Taylor
  • 35Coker

Cheltenham

  • 20Griffiths
  • 5RaglanSubstituted forFreestoneat 88'minutes
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Blair
  • 23BondsSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 26Sercombe
  • 3Hussey
  • 14Williams
  • 19LloydSubstituted forMayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 9Reid
  • 10May
  • 16Addai
  • 17Freestone
  • 22Harris
  • 24Horton
Referee:
James Oldham

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home2
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kazaiah Sterling (Southend United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Terrell Egbri (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Terrell Egbri (Southend United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lewis Freestone replaces Charlie Raglan.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Southend United. Nathan Ralph tries a through ball, but Kazaiah Sterling is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kazaiah Sterling (Southend United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Kenny replaces Brandon Goodship.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Conor Thomas replaces Elliott Bonds.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alfie May replaces George Lloyd.

  16. Post update

    Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kazaiah Sterling (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.