Southend United 0, Burton Albion 1

Echo: Early bath - John Spicer is sent off for his challenge on Matt Paterson Early bath - John Spicer is sent off for his challenge on Matt Paterson

TEN MAN Southend United sunk to a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion at Roots Hall tonight, with Jacques Maghoma bagging an injury time winner for the Brewers.

Blues had midfielder John Spicer sent off after just 11 minutes for a poorly timed challenge on former Southend striker Matt Paterson.

But Paul Sturrock’s side seemed to have done enough to secure a share of the spoils until Maghoma drilled home a 30 yard free-kick in the first minute of added on time.

The goal was cruel on Southend who battled hard in front of just 4,150 fans, their smallest home league crowd since hosting Kidderminster Harriers in September 2004.

However, those in attendance saw Blues make the worse possible start, with Spicer being dismissed.

The midfielder miscontrolled a pass from Michael Timlin and in attempting to win the ball back he jumped in to a poorly timed challenge on Paterson which resulted in him being dismissed.

Southend reorganised with Freddy Eastwood dropping in to a midfield role before the officials also rotated with an injured Stroud limping off to be replaced by Carl Brooks.

After that, both sides struggled to create chances but Eastwood registered the game’s first shot on target in the 33rd minute when his deflected left foot shot from 25 yards was easily saved by Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson.

Moments later, Blues were pushing forward again when Sean Clohessy’s right wing cross fell to David Martin at the far post but, after cutting back inside, the winger could only fire over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.

Southend continued to attack at the start of the second half with Britt Assombalonga heading Clohessy’s right wing cross just wide of the left post.

Kevan Hurst then also nodded past the same upright after good work from Martin down the left hand side but Burton hit back in the 67th minute with substitute Adi Yussuff sending a powerful volley just inches over the crossbar.

With Albion still pushing for a late winner, Yussuff headed over Jaques Maghoma’s left wing cross from close range but the visitors were not to be denied a late winner and it came during the first minute of stoppage time when Timlin was penalised for a foul on Maghoma.

The Burton winger then brushed himself down before drilling a low free-kick from fully 30 yards in to the bottom left hand corner of the net to extend their unbeaten record at Roots Hall.

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12:31am Wed 3 Oct 12

bumper says...

northern monkeys
well fancy getting beat by burton
they are one of the worce teams ever now you are lol lol
northern monkeys well fancy getting beat by burton they are one of the worce teams ever now you are lol lol bumper
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7:38am Wed 3 Oct 12

southendshrimper says...

bumper wrote:
northern monkeys well fancy getting beat by burton they are one of the worce teams ever now you are lol lol
what are you on about. read the match report. we had ten men for almost 80 mins. who do you support? col ewe? worst ham?
[quote][p][bold]bumper[/bold] wrote: northern monkeys well fancy getting beat by burton they are one of the worce teams ever now you are lol lol[/p][/quote]what are you on about. read the match report. we had ten men for almost 80 mins. who do you support? col ewe? worst ham? southendshrimper
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10:54am Wed 3 Oct 12

Colin C White says...

Shrimoers deserved a point if not 3 against a poor Burton. Hurst MOM worth a 9, defence all 8, Bentley no chance with a great free kick goal 7, Spicer still not performed at Roots Hall 4, Assombalonga, Freddy, Martin 7 for battling, Timlin 6 for battling but dropped down the points for continually giving the ball away, kicking the ball to nowhere and giving away the freekick for the winning goal with a stupid, unnnecessary foul tackling with the wrong foot. Must be 3 points Saturday and onward and upward in the JPT! Up the bloooooz!!
Shrimoers deserved a point if not 3 against a poor Burton. Hurst MOM worth a 9, defence all 8, Bentley no chance with a great free kick goal 7, Spicer still not performed at Roots Hall 4, Assombalonga, Freddy, Martin 7 for battling, Timlin 6 for battling but dropped down the points for continually giving the ball away, kicking the ball to nowhere and giving away the freekick for the winning goal with a stupid, unnnecessary foul tackling with the wrong foot. Must be 3 points Saturday and onward and upward in the JPT! Up the bloooooz!! Colin C White
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10:54am Wed 3 Oct 12

Colin C White says...

Shrimpers deserved a point if not 3 against a poor Burton. Hurst MOM worth a 9, defence all 8, Bentley no chance with a great free kick goal 7, Spicer still not performed at Roots Hall 4, Assombalonga, Freddy, Martin 7 for battling, Timlin 6 for battling but dropped down the points for continually giving the ball away, kicking the ball to nowhere and giving away the freekick for the winning goal with a stupid, unnnecessary foul tackling with the wrong foot. Must be 3 points Saturday and onward and upward in the JPT! Up the bloooooz!!
Shrimpers deserved a point if not 3 against a poor Burton. Hurst MOM worth a 9, defence all 8, Bentley no chance with a great free kick goal 7, Spicer still not performed at Roots Hall 4, Assombalonga, Freddy, Martin 7 for battling, Timlin 6 for battling but dropped down the points for continually giving the ball away, kicking the ball to nowhere and giving away the freekick for the winning goal with a stupid, unnnecessary foul tackling with the wrong foot. Must be 3 points Saturday and onward and upward in the JPT! Up the bloooooz!! Colin C White
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6:06pm Wed 3 Oct 12

westcliffeblue says...

Haven't been to a game for a while and definitely won't be going back for a long time. We were utter crap and so were Burton. 7, 8 and 9's are you having a laugh Colin C White. 3, 4 and 5's at best. Regardless of being down to ten men, and Spicer is a pratt for that horrible tackle, we did nothing. I cannot remember a single shot on target from either team! Hurst and Martin did not deliver a single ball, Timlin needs shot for his terrible tackle in the last minute that set up their goal and Freddy is a shadow of his former self. Sturrock can complain he didn't get anything out the game, but I didn't think we deserved anything. Only player who looks a player is Assambalonga and he's not even one of ours! Very disappointed.
Haven't been to a game for a while and definitely won't be going back for a long time. We were utter crap and so were Burton. 7, 8 and 9's are you having a laugh Colin C White. 3, 4 and 5's at best. Regardless of being down to ten men, and Spicer is a pratt for that horrible tackle, we did nothing. I cannot remember a single shot on target from either team! Hurst and Martin did not deliver a single ball, Timlin needs shot for his terrible tackle in the last minute that set up their goal and Freddy is a shadow of his former self. Sturrock can complain he didn't get anything out the game, but I didn't think we deserved anything. Only player who looks a player is Assambalonga and he's not even one of ours! Very disappointed. westcliffeblue
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7:41pm Wed 3 Oct 12

gary 51 says...

absolutely awful, I thought I was watching a Ryman League match both teams didn't have a clue, granted Southend should have won but once again poor tatics were to blame.
Instead of the long punt up field for the young lad to chase surely playing to feet would have been better.
Not long before we see gates of 2,500 and who can blame people not wanting to watch this rubbish week in week out?
absolutely awful, I thought I was watching a Ryman League match both teams didn't have a clue, granted Southend should have won but once again poor tatics were to blame. Instead of the long punt up field for the young lad to chase surely playing to feet would have been better. Not long before we see gates of 2,500 and who can blame people not wanting to watch this rubbish week in week out? gary 51
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