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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook: "Football has got that way of taking you up and down. Today was always going to be difficult but credit to Southend, they're a very powerful side and you know they will be in the shake up come the end of the season."
Southend United manager Phil Brown: "I thought it was a magnificent performance and a magnificent result. Chesterfield are a good side and they showed that towards the end with a barrage of shots but Dan Bentley was brilliant for us in goal. The only disappointment was Luke O'Neill's injury. His thigh tightened up but hopefully he came off before it good too bad. He had done well before the injury and his pass for the first goal was up there with the best I've seen in any league so far this season."
Attendance: 6, 256 with 291 from Chesterfield
Match report now online here
Blues 3, Chesterfield 0
Another great save from Dan Bentley as he blocks Gary Roberts' shot with his legs.
Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.
Third and final change for Blues as Freddy Eastwood comes on for Michael Timlin
Stunning save from Dan Bentley as he somehow tips a Dan Gardner shot over the crossbar
Adam Thompson booked for a foul
Blues also make a change with Cauley Woodrow coming on for Anthony Straker
Third change for Chesterfield as Eoin Doyle comes on for Marc Richards
Liam Cooper booked for a foul on Ryan Leonard
SAVED! Daniel Bentley tips Marc Richards' spot kick wide of the left post.
Penalty for Chesterfield as Kevan Hurst fouls Gary Roberts
Dan Gardner comes on for Ollie Banks as Chesterfield make their second change.
Barry Corr's goal came courtesy of a nice chipped finish over the on-rushing goalkeeper.
Blues 3, Chesterfield 0. Corr.
Some good build up play saw Michael Timlin tee up Ryan Leonard who charged forward before poking the ball past the keeper.
Blues 2, Chesterfield 0. Leonard.
Armand Gnanduillet on for Jay O'Shea as Chesterfield make their first change
Kevan Hurst cuts in off the left flank but drags shot wide of the left post
Jimmy Ryan booked for a foul on Ryan Leonard
Chesterfield on top at the start of the second half
The second half is underway
The second half is underway
Blues 1, Chesterfield 0
Anthony Straker's shot goes wide of the right post and ends up behind the goal. Ben Coker thought it was in and ran up to celebrate!
Three minutes of added on time to be played.
Adam Thompson comes on to replace the injured O'Neill
Chesterfield denied what looked like a clear cut penalty to me. Ryan Leonard seemed to bring down Gary Roberts but ref waved play on.
Looks like O'Neill will have to come off.
O'Neill back on but isn't moving comfortably.
Luke O'Neill down injured, receiving treatment from Ben Clarkson.
Will Atkinson sends a 20 yard snap shot wide of the left post.
Ian Evatt booked for a foul on Barry Corr.
Kevan Hurst has now scored 10 goals for the Shrimpers this season.
Stunning cross-field ball from Luke O'Neill picked out Anthony Straker. His low left wing cross found Kevan Hurst at the far post who tapped home from inside the six yard box.
Blues 1, Chesterfield 0. Kevan Hurst on target
Luke O'Neill looking very assured so far on his debut
First shot on target sees Jimmy Ryan fire straight at Daniel Bentley from 20 yards.
Been a quiet start here to the game at Roots Hall. Not really much going on so far, still 0-0.
Good right wing cross from new boy Luke O'Neill is headed wide at the back post by Barry Corr.
Sam Morsy booked inside the first minute for a foul on Michael Timlin
The game is underway
One change for Blues as new boy Luke O'Neill starts at right-back. Ryan Leonard moves in to midfield with Conor Clifford dropping down on to the bench.
Chesterfield: Lee, Banks, Smith, Morsy, Cooper, Richards, O'Shea, Roberts, Ryan, Evatt, Talbot
Subs: Hird, Humphreys, Doyle, Gnanduillet, Brown, Gardner & Dunbavin
Blues: Bentley, O'Neill, Phillips, Prosser, Coker, Atkinson, Leonard, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Straker
Subs: Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Clifford, Payne, Thompson & Woodrow