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Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1, LIVE
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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley: "I thought we were great, we showed real heart out there because it's never an easy place to come to for any team.
“It's one win but we need to keep pushing on and secure our place in League Two until the very end.
“These players need a leader at the club and I'm trying to be that person for them.
“Our two centre halves were superb today even though Andy Frampton had a niggle halfway through the game but he held out and was great for us at the back."
Southend United manager Phil Brown: "I’m bitterly disappointed because things just didn’t fall our way out there.
“I don’t think you can fault the players for effort and we got crosses in to the box, we had chances but it just didn’t go in.
“The way the penalty squirmed under Daniel Bentley’s body also summed up our day to be honest.
“Automatic promotion is out of our reach now but we have four games to go to try and make sure of a place in the play-offs now and that’s exactly what we will be aiming to do.
“We’re playing against some of the top teams but I think that might actually suit us because they will be wanting a real game of football.
"I also didn't really agree with the penalty that was given because John won the ball before he got to their man."
Just realised my full time message didn't send, sorry. It finished Blues 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Reaction to follow.
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Blues 0, AFC Wimbledon 1
Four minutes of added on time to be played.
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Barry Corr heads just wide
Stunning long range shot from John Egan is tipped wide of the left post by the keeper.
Freddy Eastwood on for Ben Coker.
Double change for Blues. Jacob Murphy on for Will Atkinson and Barry Corr on for Lee Barnard.
Jack Midson's penalty squeezes under Daniel Bentley's body and rolls in to the back of the net.
John Egan brought down Kwesi Appiah
Penalty to AFC Wimbledon
Ben Coker booked for a foul. He's been below his best today.
Attendance: 7, 627 with 664 from AFC Wimbledon
I think the referee might have left his yellow card at home today!
Jamar Loza does well down the left hand side. Tees up Lee Barnard who shoots over while under pressure.
Very quiet first half. Not very much happening at all. Could be plenty of big pictures to go with the report at this rate!
Blues 0, AFC Wimbledon 0
Two minutes to be added on
Instinctive volley from Jamar Loza is parried by Worner.
Darren Jones heads George Francomb's left wing free-kick inches over the crossbar.
Half an hour gone and it's still 0-0.
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Scuffed shot from Jamar Loza is saved by Ross Worner low down to his left hand side.
Great save from Daniel Bentley as he keeps out a low, well struck shot from Kwesi Appiah.
Keeper OK to continue and easily collects John Egan's volley from Ryan Leonard's long throw.
Wimbledon's goalkeeper Ross Worner is down receiving treatment after a clash with Will Atkinson
10 minutes gone and not too much going on. Still 0-0
Correction to the Blues team-sheet. It's Luke Chambers on the bench and not Paul Smith.
Game kicking off slightly later today as a tribute to those who were killed in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago.
The game is underway
AFC Wimbledon: Worner, Fuller, Frampton, Midson, Pell, Morris, Jones, Nicholson, Richards, Appiah
Subs: Brown, Sweeney, Hylton, Moore, Antwi, Fenlon & Arthur
Blues are unchanged for this afternoon's game against AFC Wimbledon.
Southend United: Bentley, White, Egan, Sokolik, Coker, Hurst, Leonard, Timlin, Atkinson, Barnard, Loza
Substitutes: P Smith, Prosser, Eastwood, Corr, Straker, Murphy & Clifford
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