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Brighton   2 - 3   Southend

Brighton 2-3 Southend

Brighton 2-3 Southend

Substitute Francis Laurent hit a dramatic winner in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Southend victory in a five-goal thriller at Brighton.

Lee Barnard headed home a Simon Francis cross to give Southend the lead before Nicky Forster levelled with a smart finish after running clear.

Debutant Roy O'Donovan side-footed Southend back into the lead before Forster fired Brighton level again.

As the home side pressed, Laurent pounced to win it for the Shrimpers.


Brighton boss Russell Slade told BBC Sussex:

"It's very very disappointing to take, sickener really, I thought we dominated long periods of the second half to be honest.

"Then, Tommy Elphick really has given them a birthday present in the 90th minute. The lapses of concentration have cost us.

That's not good enough, that's not going to take us where I want to be, where the football club need to be, that's got to change."

Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:

"By scoring so late on we only gave them a couple of minutes to get back into it.

"It was a great time to score and a fantastic finish - Francis {laurent} has come off the bench and hit one of the best goals you'll all afternoon.

"It was looking like we were going to get a point, but it was a fantastic finish for us."


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Saturday, 19 September 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brighton 2-3 Southend FT
(HT 2-2)
  • Forster 21
  • Forster 40
  • Barnard 8
  • O'Donovan 27
  • Laurent 90+1

Brighton

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 04 Elphick
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 12 Tunnicliffe
  • 23 Virgo
  • 18 Dicker
  • 19 Davies (Cox 73)
  • 20 Crofts
  • 26 Bennett
  • 09 Forster (Hart 84)
  • 10 Dickinson (Davies 74)

Substitutes

  • 31 Pelling,
  • 05 Wright,
  • 07 Cox,
  • 08 Navarro,
  • 15 Hart,
  • 21 Thornhill,
  • 25 Davies

Southend

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Francis
  • 06 Barrett
  • 18 Herd (Friend 49)
  • 20 Mvoto Owono (Sankofa 45)
  • 04 Christophe
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 McCormack
  • 14 Moussa
  • 09 Barnard
  • 17 O'Donovan (Laurent 74)

Substitutes

  • 24 Joyce,
  • 15 Sankofa,
  • 23 Friend,
  • 22 O'Keefe,
  • 28 Sawyer,
  • 16 Freedman,
  • 26 Laurent
Ref: EastAtt: 6,287
BRIGHTON
SOUTHEND

Possession

  • Brighton 48%
  • Southend 52%

Attempts on target

  • Brighton 8
  • Southend 6

Attempts off target

  • Brighton 10
  • Southend 4

Corners

  • Brighton 10
  • Southend 9

Fouls

  • Brighton 13
  • Southend 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:58 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+4:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Laurent on Gary Dicker. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 90:00+0:51 GOAL - Francis LaurentBrighton 2 - 3 Southend Francis Laurent finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-3 Southend.
  • 88:39 Gary Hart is caught offside. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:04 Gary Dicker challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 83:55 Unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts by Adam Barrett results in a free kick. Adam Virgo produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Shot from just outside the area by Dean Cox misses to the right of the target.
  • 83:02 Substitution Gary Hart comes on in place of Nicky Forster.
  • 82:51 Centre by Franck Moussa, Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:06 The ball is swung over by Dean Cox, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
  • 81:18 Lee Barnard has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 78:38 The ball is delivered by Dean Cox, Elliott Bennett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. The referee blows for offside against Nicky Forster. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • Correction - 76:49 Corner taken by Franck Moussa, Alan McCormack takes a shot. Save by Michel Kuipers. Effort on goal by Alan McCormack from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 76:49 Outswinging corner taken by Franck Moussa from the right by-line, Alan McCormack takes a shot. Save by Michel Kuipers. Alan McCormack produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 76:36 George Friend crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Dicker.
  • 76:21 Tommy Elphick handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
  • 76:02 Francis Laurent takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by James Tunnicliffe.
  • 75:14 Nicky Forster is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.
  • 74:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam El-Abd on Anthony Grant. Simon Francis crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:55 Substitution (Southend) makes a substitution, with Francis Laurent coming on for Roy O'Donovan.
  • 72:55 Substitution Craig Davies on for Liam Dickinson.
  • 72:55 Substitution Dean Cox joins the action as a substitute, replacing Arron Davies.
  • 72:35 Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Liam Dickinson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
  • 71:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Barnard.
  • 70:51 Lee Barnard is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 67:57 Unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan by James Tunnicliffe results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by George Friend from left channel.
  • 67:35 Foul by Roy O'Donovan on Adam Virgo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 65:44 Elliott Bennett has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 64:39 Corner taken right-footed by Franck Moussa, save by Michel Kuipers.
  • 64:29 Osei Sankofa sends in a cross, clearance made by Adam Virgo.
  • 63:02 The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, save by Steve Mildenhall. Corner taken by Arron Davies, Tommy Elphick takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
  • 62:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Friend on Elliott Bennett. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from right wing, clearance made by Anthony Grant.
  • 61:52 Unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:48 A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, Adam Virgo manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Franck Moussa, clearance by Gary Dicker.
  • 59:08 Outswinging corner taken by Franck Moussa from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Tunnicliffe.
  • 58:37 Corner from right by-line taken by Franck Moussa.
  • 57:44 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Franck Moussa, clearance made by Andrew Crofts. Franck Moussa decides to take a short corner.
  • 57:22 Effort on goal by Nicky Forster from 12 yards. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 56:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts by Lee Barnard. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:16 Centre by Elliott Bennett, blocked by Franck Moussa. Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Barnard manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Gary Dicker goes over the bar.
  • 52:53 Alan McCormack concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Direct free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.
  • 52:05 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Dicker. Liam Dickinson challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Friend.
  • 50:11 Anthony Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts. Adam El-Abd takes the free kick.
  • 48:27 Substitution Johnny Herd goes off and George Friend comes on.
  • 46:47 A cross is delivered by Adam Virgo, Johnny Herd gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, clearance by Alan McCormack.
  • 45:14 Liam Dickinson takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:18 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:55 Simon Francis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson. Elliott Bennett crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrew Crofts concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Barnard. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:55 The ball is crossed by Johnny Herd, Jean Francois Christophe has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 44:02 Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 44:02 Substitution Osei Sankofa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean Yves Mvoto.
  • 44:02 The referee blows for offside.
  • 43:27 Lee Barnard is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 43:03 Simon Francis delivers the ball, Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Save made by Michel Kuipers.
  • 41:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Moussa on Adam Virgo. Adam Virgo takes the free kick.
  • 40:35 Adam Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Dickinson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from right channel, Tommy Elphick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Francois Christophe. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 39:14 GOAL - Nicky ForsterBrighton 2 - 2 Southend Nicky Forster scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-2 Southend.
  • 38:42 The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.
  • 38:21 James Tunnicliffe concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.
  • 35:14 Jean Francois Christophe fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 34:47 The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Adam Barrett. Arron Davies takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jean Francois Christophe.
  • 33:22 Unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Elliott Bennett crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Steve Mildenhall. Corner taken by Arron Davies.
  • 32:24 Shot from just outside the box by Andrew Crofts goes over the bar.
  • 31:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Roy O'Donovan. Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 29:33 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the left by-line, clearance by Lee Barnard. Gary Dicker takes a shot. Alan McCormack gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Dicker, Gary Dicker takes a shot.
  • 28:57 The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, Tommy Elphick takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 26:40 Adam Barrett provided the assist for the goal.
  • 26:40 GOAL - Roy O'DonovanBrighton 1 - 2 Southend Roy O'Donovan fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-2 Southend.
  • 26:18 Franck Moussa sends in a cross, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Franck Moussa,
  • 24:44 Foul by Adam El-Abd on Lee Barnard, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Simon Francis, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Franck Moussa from the left by-line.
  • 24:13 Unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Liam Dickinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 22:27 Nicky Forster takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 20:53 GOAL - Nicky ForsterBrighton 1 - 1 Southend Nicky Forster finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 1-1 Southend.
  • 18:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Dickinson on Jean Yves Mvoto. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.
  • 17:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Forster. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jean Francois Christophe. Michel Kuipers takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:16 A cross is delivered by Franck Moussa, clearance by Gary Dicker.
  • 13:54 Adam Virgo challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Michel Kuipers.
  • 12:45 Adam Barrett is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Virgo.
  • 12:08 Unfair challenge on Jean Francois Christophe by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.
  • 11:15 Effort from deep inside the area by Nicky Forster misses to the left of the goal.
  • 10:56 The ball is crossed by Johnny Herd, save made by Michel Kuipers.
  • 9:12 Gary Dicker takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Barrett.
  • 7:18 Assist by Simon Francis.
  • 7:18 GOAL - Lee BarnardBrighton 0 - 1 Southend Lee Barnard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Brighton 0-1 Southend.
  • 7:04 Simon Francis sends in a cross,
  • 6:22 Centre by Elliott Bennett, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
  • 5:41 Unfair challenge on Gary Dicker by Alan McCormack results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.
  • 4:40 Nicky Forster is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:19 Foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Adam El-Abd, free kick awarded. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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League One results

19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers R
Brighton 2-3 Southend R
Colchester 2-0 Hartlepool R
Exeter 2-1 Tranmere R
Leeds United 4-1 Gillingham R
Millwall 3-1 Huddersfield R
Norwich 2-2 Charlton R
Oldham 2-0 Carlisle R
Southampton 2-0 Yeovil R
Stockport 2-1 Leyton Orient R
Walsall 1-1 Swindon R
Wycombe 0-1 MK Dons R

League One table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leeds United 8 12 22
2 Charlton 8 12 20
3 Bristol Rovers 8 7 18
4 MK Dons 8 4 17
5 Colchester 8 8 14
6 Huddersfield 8 7 14
7 Swindon 8 -2 13
8 Southend 8 3 11
9 Gillingham 8 3 10
10 Millwall 8 0 10
11 Brentford 8 -1 10
12 Walsall 8 -1 10
13 Stockport 8 -2 9
14 Norwich 8 -3 9
15 Exeter 8 -3 9
16 Oldham 8 -3 9
17 Carlisle 8 -3 8
18 Hartlepool 8 -3 8
19 Brighton 8 -7 8
20 Yeovil 8 -3 6
21 Leyton Orient 8 -5 6
22 Wycombe 8 -6 5
23 Tranmere 8 -13 3
24 Southampton 8 -1 -2


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