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Southend United 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

A calamitous mistake from Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley handed Bolton a 1-0 League Two win at Roots Hall.

A poor game seemed set to end without a goal until Oxley somehow spilled a high ball in the six-yard box, enabling substitute Shaun Miller to fire home from close range just eight minutes from time.

Bolton, who have now recorded three successive wins, were on top for most of the first half with Eoin Doyle seeing a low effort cleared off the line by Elvis Bwomono and Marcus Maddison firing inches over from long range.

The second half was short of chances but Bolton managed to secure all three points late on when Oxley failed to collect a looping ball and Miller made the most of the opportunity by firing home from close range.

The victory pushed Bolton up to 10th in the table while Southend remain in 22nd, just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Oxley
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 83mins
  • 5Hobson
  • 48White
  • 12CliffordSubstituted forHartat 78'minutes
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 17Hackett-FairchildSubstituted forHolmesat 67'minutes
  • 44FergusonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forAcquahat 78'minutes
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 9Akinola

Substitutes

  • 4McCormack
  • 6Cordner
  • 13Seaden
  • 18Acquah
  • 28Taylor
  • 30Holmes
  • 42Hart

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 27Baptiste
  • 28JohnBooked at 85mins
  • 29Lee
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 75mins
  • 14MaddisonSubstituted forIsgroveat 63'minutes
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGnahouaat 63'minutes
  • 30AfolayanSubstituted forSarcevicat 63'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sarcevic
  • 18Tutte
  • 20Miller
  • 23Isgrove
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 25Thomason
  • 32Jackson
Referee:
Declan Bourne

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Hobson (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Declan John.

  6. Post update

    MJ Williams (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Lee (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Declan John tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emile Acquah (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John White with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Kyle Taylor replaces Jason Demetriou.

  13. Booking

    Declan John (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Declan John (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Booking

    Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arthur Gnahoua.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge30157847281952
2Forest Green27139537261148
3Cheltenham28138737261147
4Morecambe2913793940-146
5Salford28129738231545
6Tranmere2813693734345
7Newport2712873729844
8Exeter271110649341543
9Carlisle25134835241143
10Bolton29118103640-441
11Leyton Orient28116113530539
12Crawley2710893735238
13Bradford27107103131037
14Walsall2881373537-237
15Harrogate29106133337-436
16Scunthorpe27112143135-435
17Oldham28105134652-635
18Mansfield2871383739-234
19Port Vale2996144144-333
20Colchester2871293037-733
21Stevenage30712112431-733
22Southend2966171845-2724
23Barrow2758143239-723
24Grimsby2756162046-2621
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