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Southend   0 - 1   Brighton

Southend 0-1 Brighton

Southend 0-1 Brighton

Southend's survival hopes suffered a major blow with defeat at Brighton, which leaves the Shrimpers seven points from safety with three games remaining.

United started strongly but fell behind when Ashley Barnes helped Inigo Calderon's shot into the goal.

Jean-Francois Christophe missed a great chance to equalise when he failed to get his head to Simon Francis's cross.

Late on, Albion keeper Peter Brezovan preserved his side's lead by tipping over a header from Harry Crawford.


Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:

"The performance was just enough. We've played better than this but we got the three points but I suppose that is football.

"We need to keep playing. In the past four or five years 51 points has been enough to be safe. Mathematically we're not so we need to keep playing and winning points."

Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:

"Simon Francis should have scored, he's put a few decent balls in for Scotty Vernon, which on another day he might have scored.

"Like I say, we've probably had a few more chances than them, but they've taken the one they had and that was the difference."

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 0-1 Brighton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Barnes 15

    Southend

    • 01 Mildenhall
    • 02 Francis
    • 05 Baldwin
    • 18 Herd
    • 20 Mvoto Owono
    • 04 Christophe (Crawford 62)
    • 07 Grant
    • 08 McCormack
    • 14 Moussa yellow card
    • 17 Vernon (Paterson 73)
    • 26 Laurent

    Substitutes

    • 21 Jack,
    • 03 Malone,
    • 06 Barrett,
    • 15 Sankofa,
    • 22 O'Keefe,
    • 30 Crawford,
    • 09 Paterson

    Brighton

    • 29 Brezovan
    • 04 Elphick
    • 06 El-Abd
    • 19 Calderon (Hoyte 77)
    • 22 Painter
    • 14 Diego Arismendi (Navarro 46)
    • 20 Crofts yellow card
    • 26 Bennett
    • 34 Hendrie (Dicker 65)
    • 17 Murray
    • 36 Barnes

    Substitutes

    • 13 Walker,
    • 23 Virgo,
    • 27 Hoyte,
    • 08 Navarro,
    • 18 Dicker,
    • 21 Carole,
    • 33 Holroyd
    Ref: HooperAtt: 8,503
    SOUTHEND
    BRIGHTON

    Possession

    • Southend 48%
    • Brighton 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Southend 3
    • Brighton 4

    Attempts off target

    • Southend 4
    • Brighton 2

    Corners

    • Southend 7
    • Brighton 5

    Fouls

    • Southend 16
    • Brighton 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:03 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:32 The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, save made by Peter Brezovan.
    • 90:00+4:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Herd by Ashley Barnes. Anthony Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:10 Andrew Crofts takes the direct free kick. Andrew Crofts concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Herd. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 90:00+2:10 Booking Franck Moussa booked.
    • 90:00+1:50 Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Crofts.
    • 90:00+0:16 Alan McCormack challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
    • 89:38 Foul by Gavin Hoyte on Francis Laurent, free kick awarded. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 88:06 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 86:38 Gavin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.
    • 85:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Harry Crawford. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
    • 84:35 Handball decision goes against Elliott Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
    • 83:46 Marcos Painter takes a shot. Johnny Herd makes a clearance.
    • 83:11 Francis Laurent concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliott Bennett, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
    • 79:24 The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
    • 78:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Francis, clearance by Peter Brezovan.
    • 78:51 A cross is delivered by Franck Moussa, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
    • 78:33 The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, clearance made by Gary Dicker.
    • 78:02 Corner from right by-line taken by Johnny Herd.
    • 77:52 Alan McCormack takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 75:58 Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:58 Substitution Gavin Hoyte joins the action as a substitute, replacing Inigo Calderon.
    • 75:58 Matthew Paterson challenges Tommy Elphick unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 73:44 Ashley Barnes is ruled offside. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:34 Substitution Matthew Paterson on for Scott Vernon.
    • 70:59 Elliott Bennett decides to take a short corner.
    • 70:53 Centre by Glenn Murray, blocked by Pat Baldwin.
    • 69:47 Francis Laurent has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 68:57 Alan McCormack produces a cross, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
    • 68:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam El-Abd on Harry Crawford. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 67:48 Andrew Crofts challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:23 Unfair challenge on Johnny Herd by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Simon Francis from left wing.
    • 65:56 Adam El-Abd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Vernon. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 64:55 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett played to the near post.
    • Correction - 64:00 Substitution Gary Dicker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Hendrie.
    • Correction - 64:00 Unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Scott Vernon results in a free kick.
    • 64:00 Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
    • 64:00 Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Gary Dicker coming on for Lee Hendrie.
    • 64:00 Scott Vernon challenges Tommy Elphick unfairly and gives away a .
    • 63:38 Simon Francis produces a cross, clearance made by Inigo Calderon.
    • 63:17 Johnny Herd takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
    • 63:02 Centre by Francis Laurent, Scott Vernon takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Elphick.
    • 61:45 Substitution Harry Crawford on for Jean Francois Christophe.
    • 61:15 Johnny Herd takes the inswinging corner, save made by Peter Brezovan.
    • 60:48 Short corner taken by Johnny Herd from the right by-line, Ashley Barnes makes a clearance.
    • 60:08 Effort on goal by Andrew Crofts from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 58:48 Centre by Franck Moussa, clearance by Inigo Calderon.
    • 55:38 Alan McCormack fouled by Ashley Barnes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.
    • 53:32 Foul by Francis Laurent on Alan Navarro, free kick awarded. Adam El-Abd takes the free kick.
    • 53:03 Andrew Crofts crosses the ball.
    • 49:57 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 48:29 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 47:49 Centre by Elliott Bennett, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:15 Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Vernon clears the crossbar.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Alan Navarro comes on in place of Diego Arismendi.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:12 The first half comes to an end.
    • 44:04 A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Glenn Murray takes a shot.
    • 43:16 Foul by Francis Laurent on Adam El-Abd, free kick awarded. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:10 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Francis from the left by-line, Scott Vernon challenges Marcos Painter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
    • 41:54 Handball by Andrew Crofts. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 40:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:51 Unfair challenge on Simon Francis by Inigo Calderon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 38:00 The ball is swung over by Simon Francis, Marcos Painter makes a clearance.
    • 37:03 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in.
    • 36:04 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett, save by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 35:08 Pat Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Diego Arismendi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:58 The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:42 The ball is swung over by Simon Francis.
    • 32:46 Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.
    • 32:06 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Scott Vernon manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:48 A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Johnny Herd.
    • 30:30 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line, save by Steve Mildenhall.
    • 29:49 Marcos Painter delivers the ball.
    • 29:19 Anthony Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Painter. Diego Arismendi takes the free kick.
    • 28:35 The offside flag is raised against Scott Vernon. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
    • 28:23 The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa.
    • 27:25 A cross is delivered by Simon Francis.
    • 25:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diego Arismendi on Anthony Grant. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 24:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Francois Christophe by Glenn Murray. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.
    • 24:05 Ashley Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Pat Baldwin. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.
    • 23:29 Handball by Marcos Painter. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
    • 22:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Francis Laurent. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
    • 19:33 Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Herd.
    • 18:22 Simon Francis takes the free kick.
    • 18:22 Booking The referee shows Andrew Crofts a yellow card.
    • 17:53 Jean Francois Christophe fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 17:24 Adam El-Abd fouled by Francis Laurent, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
    • 15:13 Foul by Franck Moussa on Lee Hendrie, free kick awarded. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:10 The assist for the goal came from Elliott Bennett.
    • 14:10 GOAL - Ashley BarnesSouthend 0 - 1 Brighton Ashley Barnes finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 0-1 Brighton.
    • 13:51 Elliott Bennett sends in a cross.
    • 11:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pat Baldwin on Diego Arismendi. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
    • 10:02 Johnny Herd produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
    • 9:35 The ball is delivered by Johnny Herd, save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 8:50 Franck Moussa produces a cross.
    • 4:52 Andrew Crofts concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Johnny Herd takes the direct free kick.
    • 3:28 Corner taken by Johnny Herd played to the near post, clearance by Marcos Painter.
    • 3:07 Alan McCormack takes a shot. Clearance by Ashley Barnes.
    • 1:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diego Arismendi on Jean Francois Christophe. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Norwich 43 39 89
    2 Leeds United 43 30 80
    3 Millwall 43 32 79
    4 Swindon 43 16 78
    5 Charlton 43 20 77
    6 Huddersfield 43 20 74
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    19 Gillingham 43 -12 47
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