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Southend United 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at rock bottom Southend.

A second-half goal from substitute Jake Young saw Rovers end a run of four games without victory to push Mark Cooper's side into fourth.

Southend wasted a golden chance to score just before the break with Matt Rush firing wide of the left post from 12 yards.

And Rovers made him pay with Young firing home a right-wing cross from Aaron Collins in the 63rd minute.

Young came close to adding a second when he headed against the left post from close range.

Collins then saw a 25-yard shot parried away by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

But the Shrimpers rarely threatened and Mark Molesley's side have still won just once all season. They now sit six points from safety.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 48White
  • 5Hobson
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forMcCormackat 74'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 8DiengBooked at 62mins
  • 11Egbri
  • 10Goodship
  • 7Olayinka
  • 21RushSubstituted forCokerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McCormack
  • 12Clifford
  • 13Seaden
  • 16Phillips
  • 35Coker
  • 37Chandler
  • 39Adedoja

Forest Green

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1McGee
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 5Stokes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forRichardsonat 71'minutes
  • 7WinchesterSubstituted forWhitehouseat 77'minutes
  • 4SweeneySubstituted forCollinsat 59'minutes
  • 11Cadden
  • 17BaileySubstituted forYoungat 59'minutes
  • 8Adams
  • 14Matt

Substitutes

  • 9Stevens
  • 10Collins
  • 18Young
  • 20Whitehouse
  • 24Thomas
  • 25Richardson
  • 28March
Referee:
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Young.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Terrell Egbri (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Timothee Dieng following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Alan McCormack (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

  14. Post update

    Jayden Richardson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Olayinka (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Cadden.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Whitehouse replaces Carl Winchester.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport1392221111029
2Cheltenham1482422121026
3Cambridge1374226101625
4Forest Green147431913625
5Exeter146622617924
6Carlisle147251915423
7Salford1364321111022
8Leyton Orient146352115621
9Tranmere146351715221
10Colchester135532020020
11Port Vale146171615119
12Harrogate145451514119
13Bolton145451418-419
14Morecambe145451725-819
15Crawley145361918118
16Walsall143831316-317
17Oldham145272127-617
18Grimsby124351118-715
19Barrow142752022-213
20Bradford133461317-413
21Stevenage142571015-511
22Mansfield141851319-611
23Scunthorpe12327819-1111
24Southend131210626-205
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