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Stevenage manager Graham Westley: "Over the course of the 90 minutes I think you would have to say Southend deserved to win the game.
“We didn’t get off to the best of starts and it was always going to be hard here because Southend have built on the team they reached the play-offs with last season by making some excellent signings.
“They were a very tough test for us this early on in the season and our evolution.
“But we made some basic mistakes for the two goals which disappoints me and we’ve wasted some decent opportunities at the other end.
“If one of those had gone in before half-time it might have been a different story for us. "
Southend United manager Phil Brown: "I thought we had the job done after about 15 or 20 minutes with the two goals.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better start and that right a gap between us and the opposition.
“We ground it out a bit more in the second half but I still thought we played some really good stuff.
“I want the team to entertain this season and that’s why I’ve brought in some more exciting players who have added a bit of speed to the team.
“At the other end we have that clean sheet mentality and Daniel Bentley again showed what a good goalkeeper he is with two good saves before half-time.
“Other than that he didn’t have much else to do and that’s the sign of a great keeper.
“That’s two wins out of two for us now and we want to keep this going now.”
Match report online here
Blues 2, Stevenage 0
Five minutes of added on time to be played
Lee Barnard on for Shaq Coulthirst
Attendance: 5, 397 with 557 from Stevenage
Stevenage make their last change - Jerome Okimo on for Bira Dembele
David Worrall comes on for Kevan Hurst
Pretty sure the referee has just been sick!
Barry Corr has another effort saved by the keeper
Barry Corr has a stabbed, 12 yard shot pushed to safety by Beasant
Bira Dembele booked for Stevenage
Roarie Deacon on for Tom Pett as Stevenage make their second change
Second half is underway
This game is far from over.
Stevenage have been on top towards the end of this first half
Chris Whelpdale through on goal after Ben Coker switches off but Daniel Bentley stands up well and makes a great block
Four minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
Shaq Coulthirst booked for dissent
Adam Marriott's close range shot is superbly saved by Daniel Bentley.
Conor Clifford booked for a poorly timed challenge
Ben Coker collected the ball from Barry Corr and guided a low, right footed shot in to the bottom right hand corner from edge of penalty area.
Southend 2, Stevenage 0. Ben Coker
Graham Westley already very animated on the touch-line
That was Myles Weston's first goal for the club.
Early change for Stevenage as Andy Bond comes on for Harry Worley
Charlie Lee booked for foul on Ben Coker
Daniel Bentley's ball forward was headed down by Barry Corr in to the path of Myles Weston who slotted home his first goal for Blues.
Blues 1 Stevenage 0. Myles Weston
Shaq Coulthirst shoots just wide of the left post from 20 yards
The game is underway
Stevenage: Beasant, Dembele, Worley, Ashton, Whelpdale, Walton, Charles, Pett, Marriott, Wells, Lee
Subs: Day, Bond, Calcutt, Okimo, Johnson & Deacon
Southend United manager Phil Brown has reverted back to the same side that started the opening day of the season for this afternoon’s clash against Stevenage at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers boss made seven changes to the team for Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup tie with Walsall.
But he has decided to line up with the same 11 that lined up at Accrington Stanley.
As a result, Barry Corr and Myles Weston have both been recalled in attack while summer signing Isaac Layne has been named on the bench for the first time since joining from Billericay Town.
Layne comes in for midfielder Will Atkinson who misses out with an eye injury,
Southend United: Bentley, White, Bolger, Prosser, Coker, Clifford, Leonard, Hurst, Corr, Weston, Coulthirst
Substitutes: P Smith, Ibenfeldt, Thompson, Worrall, Barnard, Payne & Layne