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Southend United 3-1 Grimsby Town

Greg Halford scored on his debut as Southend secured back-to-back wins for the first time since October 2018 with victory against 10-man Grimsby at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers, who are now just a point behind 22nd-place Barrow, opened the scoring inside the first minute, with Kyle Taylor volleying home from the edge of the box after Elvis Bwomono's cross had been cleared into his path.

Grimsby responded well, with Ira Jackson Junior and Owen Windsor both being denied by the woodwork before the Mariners equalised just before the break with Jackson stabbing the ball home from close range.

However, Southend - who also beat Scunthorpe 1-0 on Saturday - improved after the break and regained the lead in the 57th minute with Tom Clifford firing home from Jason Demetriou's corner.

Mark Molesley's side sealed the win in the 75th minute with new signing Halford heading home a high cross from Clifford.

And Halford was involved again deep into stoppage time as Luke Waterfall was shown a second yellow card for a foul on the new boy.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 8Dieng
  • 5Hobson
  • 12Clifford
  • 24Demetriou
  • 28TaylorSubstituted forMcCormackat 64'minutes
  • 7OlayinkaSubstituted forKlassat 89'minutes
  • 17SterlingSubstituted forEgbriat 45'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 42HartSubstituted forHalfordat 64'minutes
  • 18AcquahSubstituted forAkinolaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McCormack
  • 9Akinola
  • 11Egbri
  • 13Seaden
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 23Halford
  • 25Klass

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Russell
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6WaterfallBooked at 90mins
  • 25Pollock
  • 3Preston
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forTilleyat 65'minutes
  • 22HewittBooked at 68mins
  • 4RoseSubstituted forMoraisat 23'minutes
  • 20EdwardsSubstituted forBennettat 79'minutes
  • 8WindsorSubstituted forGibsonat 65'minutes
  • 16Jackson JrSubstituted forSisayat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Gibson
  • 17Sisay
  • 18Morais
  • 21Tilley
  • 26Taylor
  • 37Bennett
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,000

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Greg Halford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Filipe Morais tries a through ball, but Kyle Bennett is caught offside.

  7. Booking

    Terrell Egbri (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Southend United. Terrell Egbri tries a through ball, but Greg Halford is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Michael Klass replaces James Olayinka.

  10. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Danny Preston.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matthew Pollock.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alhagi Sisay (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Timothee Dieng (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Tilley (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    James Tilley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clifford (Southend United).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Tom Clifford.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport18114328161237
2Carlisle18112527161135
3Cheltenham18103529171233
4Forest Green189632415933
5Exeter1886439251430
6Cambridge1784529161328
7Colchester187742625128
8Morecambe188462228-628
9Salford1776424141027
10Leyton Orient188372722527
11Walsall186932221127
12Bolton187472226-425
13Crawley186662825324
14Port Vale187382623324
15Tranmere177371923-424
16Oldham187292833-523
17Harrogate186481922-322
18Scunthorpe176291724-720
19Mansfield1821061824-616
20Grimsby174491530-1516
21Bradford173591624-814
22Barrow182792330-713
23Stevenage172781120-913
24Southend1733111030-2012
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