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Southend United 1-2 Cambridge United

Cambridge moved to the top of the League Two table after coming from a goal behind to win 2-1 at Southend.

Bottom side Shrimpers dominated the first half with the backing of a strong wind and both Simeon Akinola and Timothee Dieng saw efforts saved by Dimitar Mitov when well placed.

Southend went in front in the 27th minute when a right-wing corner from Sam Hart was headed home by Akinola from close range.

Cambridge regrouped at the break and drew level within a minute of the second half when Harrison Dunk's left-wing cross dropped for Jack Iredale who thundered an 18-yard shot into the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

The visitors remained on top and went in front in the 68th minute when Paul Mullin's dangerous right-wing cross was tapped home by Joe Ironside.

Southend came close to rescuing a point when Akinola curled a 20-yard shot against the outside of the right post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1OxleyBooked at 90mins
  • 48White
  • 23HalfordSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 73'minutes
  • 5Hobson
  • 2Bwomono
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forCliffordat 82'minutes
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 42HartBooked at 40mins
  • 9Akinola
  • 18AcquahSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Clifford
  • 13Seaden
  • 14Howard
  • 17Hackett-Fairchild
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 22Taylor
  • 28Taylor

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 6Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 17Davies
  • 19May
  • 4DigbyBooked at 40mins
  • 3Iredale
  • 10MullinSubstituted forO'Neilat 90+5'minutes
  • 20Ironside

Substitutes

  • 8O'Neil
  • 15Okedina
  • 16Cundy
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs
  • 27Worman
  • 28Neal
Referee:
Robert Madley

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Cambridge United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Cambridge United 2.

  3. Booking

    Mark Oxley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Paul Mullin.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Paul Mullin (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Harry Darling (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Ironside (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clifford (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Kyle Knoyle (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Simeon Akinola (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Kyle Knoyle (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Southend United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Tom Clifford replaces Alan McCormack.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Simeon Akinola.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Southend United).

  19. Post update

    Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge24125738231541
2Newport22117432221040
3Carlisle21123632201239
4Forest Green2310853022838
5Salford23107629171237
6Cheltenham2310763223937
7Leyton Orient2311393426836
8Morecambe2210572833-535
9Crawley229763428634
10Exeter2189441271433
11Tranmere229582627-132
12Walsall2471162932-332
13Colchester227962830-230
14Mansfield2361163130129
15Port Vale2485113334-129
16Oldham2384113641-528
17Bolton237792735-828
18Harrogate2275102226-426
19Bradford216692025-524
20Barrow2358103032-223
21Scunthorpe2372142234-1223
22Stevenage214981622-621
23Grimsby2456131940-2121
24Southend2355131535-2020
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