Southend United 1, Burton Albion 0, LIVE

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8:53pm

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8:50pm

Burton Albion manager Gray Rowett: "The best thing for me is that was Southend's strongest side and we know we will be a lot stronger in the play-offs with the number of players coming back in to the team.

"I used today to see how Southend would play and we've learnt a lot from this game which I'm happy about.

"If I'm honest playing away from home in the second leg is what I wanted regardless of what team we were playing.

"I'm not arrogant enough to pick a team but I believer our style of football will suit us playing away in the second leg and putting pressure on the home team.

"My only real disappointment was the goal we gave away because it was poor from our point of view."

8:26pm

Southend United manager Phil Brown: "We're going in to the play-offs with a winning mentality and I think that's vitally important.

"Burton are a strong side but, with the changes they made, we probably didn't learn that much about them here.

"But we're top of the form guide for the division over the last eight or nine games now.

"We have a fantastic defensive record and in Barry Corr we have a striker in a rich vein of form.

"We're in good shape and I've had plenty of experience in the play-offs before and now it's all about making sure we hold our nerve and belief in these two games we have coming up.

"I'm very excited about it and I know the players are too so we're really looking forward to these games."

4:54pm

Blues 1, Burton 0

4:50pm

Three minutes of added on time to be played.

4:40pm

Hussey's free-kick is tipped over by Daniel Bentley

4:38pm

Eastwood on for Corr

4:37pm

Eastwood about to come on

4:35pm

Burton's last change sees MacDonald come on for Bell

4:33pm

Straker on for Timlin

4:26pm

Bedsente Gomis on for Jacob Murphy

4:25pm

Bedsente Gomis is about to come on.

4:19pm

Double change for Burton. Ismail on for Harness and Knowles on for Symes.

4:16pm

John White's low, left footed shot is smothered by the keeper

4:15pm

Attendance: 6,218 with 156 from Burton

4:13pm

Jacob Murphy reminds me of Steven Clark

4:09pm

Ryan Leonard's well struck shot is gathered by the keeper at the second attempt.

4:05pm

Second half is underway

3:52pm

First half stats: Blues shots on target: 1, Corners: 2 Burton shots on target: 0, Corners: 2

3:50pm

Blues 1, Burton 0

3:48pm

Two minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.

3:44pm

Robbie Weir's shot from Phil Edwards' pass is blocked by Daniel Bentley.

3:31pm

Barry Corr has now scored five goals in six games and is the club's top scorer with 13.

3:26pm

Well worked goal from Blues. Ryan Leonard played a diagonal ball out on to the left flank to Kevan Hurst. His fine cross found Barry Corr who headed home from eight yards.

3:24pm

Blues 1, Burton 0. Barry Corr

3:22pm

Scunthorpe 1-0 up against York. Blues sixth as it stands.

3:21pm

Not really much going on. Still 0-0. Think it was always going to be like this today.

3:06pm

John Egan wins goal of the season for his strike award at Scunthorpe. Ben Coker wins players' player of the year. Ryan Leonard wins fans' player of the year with Daniel Bentley second and Kevan Hurst third.

3:05pm

Burton have made five changes

Burton: Lyness, Edwards, Hussey, Bell, Weir, Hemmings, Holness, Palmer, Gray, Harness, Symes

Subs: Lainton, Alexander, MacDonald, Ismail, McFadzean, Knowles & Slade

3:03pm

Southend United unchanged for this afternoon's game against Burton.

Southend: Bentley, White, Egan, Sokolik, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Murphy

Subs: T Smith, Laird, Prosser, Eastwood, Straker, Gomis & Barnard

Comments (4)

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3:45pm Sat 3 May 14

beaulocks says...

We love Phil brown
We love Phil brown beaulocks
  • Score: 3

3:45pm Sat 3 May 14

beaulocks says...

Next England manager 100%.
Next England manager 100%. beaulocks
  • Score: 2

5:15pm Sat 3 May 14

tws123 says...

Anything can happen in the play-offs, BUT we have not lost to any of the teams in them this year. Fleetwood W1 D1 L0 | Burton W2 D0 L0 | York City W1 D1 L0. WE CAN DO IT!!! UTB
Anything can happen in the play-offs, BUT we have not lost to any of the teams in them this year. Fleetwood W1 D1 L0 | Burton W2 D0 L0 | York City W1 D1 L0. WE CAN DO IT!!! UTB tws123
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Sat 3 May 14

beaulocks says...

tws123 wrote:
Anything can happen in the play-offs, BUT we have not lost to any of the teams in them this year. Fleetwood W1 D1 L0 | Burton W2 D0 L0 | York City W1 D1 L0. WE CAN DO IT!!! UTB
Were up, simple as that.
[quote][p][bold]tws123[/bold] wrote: Anything can happen in the play-offs, BUT we have not lost to any of the teams in them this year. Fleetwood W1 D1 L0 | Burton W2 D0 L0 | York City W1 D1 L0. WE CAN DO IT!!! UTB[/p][/quote]Were up, simple as that. beaulocks
  • Score: 2

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