Southend United 1, Torquay United 0, FULL TIME

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8:02pm

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6:32pm

Torquay United manager Chris Hargreaves: " I kept them in there for a long while, talking about reality of where we are and we discussed the first half to the second half.

"I want more leaders in my team, we were too deep and there was a big gap in the middle which we couldn't sort out.

"It was a bad free kick to give away and a bad defensive header which lead to the goal but we need to stand up and be counted now.

"I'm a proud man, I care for this club too much and the players need to as well."

5:21pm

Southend United manager Phil Brown: "This was a really big win for us and certainly bigger than the one against Oxford on Monday even though we didn't play as well. It was a bronze performanve rather than gold but that's four clean shetts in a row now so we must be doing something right.

"It was also fantastic for Freddy to come on and get the goal and I gave him the biggest hug I think he's probably ever had in his life after the game."

4:55pm

Blues 1, Torquay 0

4:49pm

Five minutes of added on time to be played.

4:42pm

Marc Laird comes on for Jamar Loza

4:35pm

That was Eastwood's first goal since scoring at Burton in October.

4:33pm

Jacob Murphy's left wing cross deflected in to the path of Freddy Eastwood who fired home from six yards.

4:31pm

Southend 1, Torquay 0. Freddy Eastwood on target.

4:27pm

Kevan Hurst shoots wide of the left post from 25 yards

4:25pm

Freddy Eastwood on for Lee Barnard

4:24pm

65 minutes in and it's still 0-0.

4:23pm

Will Atkinson has gone in to the middle with Jacob Murphy on the left.

4:21pm

Jacob Murphy comes on for Michael Timlin. Looks like Eastwood is staying on the bench for now.

4:19pm

Torquay change - Shaquile Coulthirst on for Jayden Stockley

4:17pm

Lee Barnard shoots just wide of the right post from 20 yards.

4:16pm

Looks like Jacob Murphy and Freddy Eastwood could be coming on soon.

4:16pm

John White's header from Kevan Hurst's left wing corner clips the top of the crossbar

4:15pm

Lee Barnard sees a deflected shot fly just wide of the left post

4:14pm

Jakub Sokolik has ball in the back of the net but it's ruled out for offside

4:11pm

Attendance: 6, 556 with 163 from Torquay

4:08pm

John White and Jayden Stockley booked for an off the ball incident

4:08pm

Jakub Sokolik booked for a foul

4:05pm

The second half is underway

3:56pm

Elliot Benyon is warming up with the Southend subs at half-time!

3:50pm

Half time: Blues 0, Torquay 0

3:47pm

Three minutes of added on time to be played at the end of the first half

3:44pm

Ryan Leoanrd seems to be the new Anthony Grant when it comes to winning free-kicks!

3:42pm

Lee Barnard's close range flick lands on the roof of the net

3:37pm

35 mins in and still 0-0.

3:34pm

Courtney Cameron booked for the visitors for dissent

3:23pm

A well struck volley from John White flies just inches over the crossbar.

3:21pm

What a miss! Jakub Sokolik volleys over an open goal from six yards.

3:14pm

Chance for Torquay. Ball drops to Lee Mansell 10 yards from goal but he shoots wide of the right post.

3:13pm

12 minutes in and it's still 0-0 at Roots Hall. Not much going on at the moment.

3:04pm

Jamar Loza just gave Aaron Downes about a five metre start and beat him to the ball!

3:02pm

The game is underway

2:58pm

Best fact of the day, wait for it...fewest number of reporters in the press box so far this season, today.

2:58pm

Blues start the day in 8th, two points behind York who occupy the final play-off position.

2:45pm

Oxford in action at Dagenham today, York at home to Burton. Plymouth not playing.

2:26pm

Torquay: Rice, Nicholson, Downes, Pearce, Mansell, Harding, Hawley, Bodin, Cameron, Stockley, O'Connor

Subs: Poke, Tonge, Lathrope, Chapel, Yeoman, Benyon & Coulthirst

2:24pm

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has named an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon’s game against Torquay at Roots Hall.

As a result, new loan signing Jacob Murphy has been selected among the substitutes as both Kevan Hurst and Will Atkinson retain their places on the wing.

However, there is no place in the squad for midfielder Conor Clifford.

Southend United: Bentley, White, Egan, Sokolik, Coker, Hurst, Leonard, Timlin, Atkinson, Loza, Barnard

Substitutes: P Smith, Laird, Prosser, Eastwood, Straker, Murphy & Payne

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