Southend United 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

southend united 0 1 forest green rovers - 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

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

Substitutes

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

Forest Green

  • 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

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

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

  3. Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Young.

  4. 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. Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

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

  7. Foul by Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

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

  9. 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. Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

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

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

  13. Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

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

  15. Foul by James Olayinka (Southend United).

  16. Foul by Jamille Matt (Forest Green Rovers).

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

  18. Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Cadden.

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

  20. Foul by Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers).

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