Crewe 1-3 Southend

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Bilel Mohsni Southend defender Bilel Mohsni's brace doubles his total for the season

A late brace from Bilel Mohsni sent Southend back to the top of League Two with victory over Crewe.

After Nick Powell hit the woodwork for the hosts Kane Ferdinand gave the Shrimpers the lead from close range.

Visiting keeper Glenn Morris twice saved brilliantly from AJ Leitch-Smith but was powerless to stop Harry Davis' powerfully struck leveller.

Mohsni restored Southend's lead with a header from Ryan Hall's cross before wrapping up the win with a neat finish.

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Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I didn't think they were better than us. In fact, I thought we probably had as many shots at goal as they did.

"We've got to improve our defending, but I don't think we're that far off.

"Their manager Paul Sturrock said before the game that he'd had to beef up his team and I've tried to do the same, but we still need to improve the height in our team."

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 1-3 Southend FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Davis 75
  • Ferdinand 37
  • Bilel 88
  • Bilel 90+1

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Martin yellow card
  • 04 Westwood yellow card
  • 08 Murphy
  • 09 Miller (Clayton 78)
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore (Bell 85)
  • 25 Powell

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin,
  • 20 Turton,
  • 07 Bell,
  • 24 Hughes,
  • 19 Clayton

Southend

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Clohessy yellow card
  • 03 Gilbert
  • 12 Ferdinand yellow card (Grant 69)
  • 15 Phillips
  • 18 Leonard (Bilel 84)
  • 23 Barker
  • 08 Timlin
  • 19 Kalala yellow card (Hall 68)
  • 09 Harris
  • 22 Dickinson yellow card

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley,
  • 06 Bilel,
  • 04 Hall,
  • 07 Grant,
  • 21 Sturrock
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 3,808
CREWE
SOUTHEND

Possession

  • Crewe 49%
  • Southend 51%

Attempts on target

  • Crewe 4
  • Southend 12

Attempts off target

  • Crewe 6
  • Southend 4

Corners

  • Crewe 6
  • Southend 9

Fouls

  • Crewe 6
  • Southend 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:40 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+4:37 Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:06 The offside flag is raised against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
  • 90:00+3:18 Ryan Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
  • 90:00+2:33 Ashley Westwood takes a short corner.
  • 90:00+0:57 Neil Harris provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+0:57 GOAL - Bilel MohsniCrewe 1 - 3 Southend Bilel Mohsni grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-3 Southend.
  • 90:00+0:30 Unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.
  • 89:35 Neil Harris takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 87:34 The assist for the goal came from Ryan Hall.
  • 87:34 GOAL - Bilel MohsniCrewe 1 - 2 Southend Bilel Mohsni finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Crewe 1-2 Southend.
  • 87:25 The ball is delivered by Ryan Hall,
  • 86:25 Chris Barker takes the free kick.
  • 86:25 Booking Carl Martin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:10 Foul by Carl Martin on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded.
  • 84:02 Substitution Lee Bell is brought on as a substitute for Byron Moore.
  • 83:24 Substitution Bilel Mohsni joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Leonard.
  • 80:46 Michael Timlin takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hall, Liam Dickinson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
  • 78:41 The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Steve Phillips. The ball is swung over by Peter Gilbert, clearance made by Glenn Morris.
  • 77:31 Substitution Shaun Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Max Clayton.
  • 77:04 The ball is crossed by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Headed effort from close range by Nick Powell goes wide left of the goal.
  • 76:13 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line played to the near post, Neil Harris manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:19 The assist for the goal came from Ajay Leitch-Smith.
  • 74:19 GOAL - Harry DavisCrewe 1 - 1 Southend Harry Davis finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Southend.
  • 73:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:38 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert, save by Steve Phillips.
  • 73:08 Ryan Hall takes a shot. Carl Martin gets a block in.
  • 72:01 Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:01 Booking The referee shows Ashley Westwood a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by Ashley Westwood.
  • 70:32 The ball is sent over by Liam Dickinson, clearance by Harry Davis.
  • 67:40 Substitution Anthony Grant joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kane Ferdinand.
  • 67:40 Substitution Ryan Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing JP Kalala.
  • 67:09 Michael Timlin crosses the ball, save by Steve Phillips.
  • Correction - 64:15 The ball is sent over by Harry Davis.
  • 64:15 The ball is crossed by Harry Davis.
  • 59:58 Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Mark Phillips. Ashley Westwood produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • 58:17 Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save made by Glenn Morris. Ashley Westwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Barker.
  • 50:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Dickinson on Luke Murphy. Luke Murphy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 49:14 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert.
  • Correction - 46:48 Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Gilbert, Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips. Michael Timlin has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 46:22 The ball is delivered by Carl Martin, clearance made by Glenn Morris.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:34 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:45 Sean Clohessy takes the outswinging corner, save by Steve Phillips.
  • 45:00+2:18 Byron Moore produces a cross, clearance by Chris Barker.
  • 45:00+0:20 Ashley Westwood produces a cross, clearance by Mark Phillips. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:48 Unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy by Shaun Miller results in a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
  • 38:27 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Westwood from left channel, Michael Timlin makes a clearance.
  • 38:27 Booking JP Kalala goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 38:14 JP Kalala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith.
  • 36:42 Assist on the goal came from Michael Timlin.
  • 36:42 GOAL - Kane FerdinandCrewe 0 - 1 Southend Kane Ferdinand finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Southend.
  • 35:52 Michael Timlin takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 33:40 Effort from just outside the area by Nick Powell strikes the post. Close range effort by Ajay Leitch-Smith goes over the bar.
  • 33:12 Michael Timlin takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 30:56 The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Harry Davis. Peter Gilbert takes the outswinging corner, save made by Steve Phillips.
  • 29:35 Kane Ferdinand concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:41 Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 28:00 Booking Kane Ferdinand is shown a yellow card for dissent.
  • 27:54 The ball is swung over by Liam Dickinson.
  • 27:20 Corner taken by Peter Gilbert, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.
  • 25:10 Shot from long distance by Michael Timlin misses to the right of the goal.
  • 24:32 Booking Sean Clohessy is given a yellow card.
  • 24:13 Foul by Sean Clohessy on Byron Moore, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.
  • 22:56 Shaun Miller is ruled offside. Glenn Morris takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:41 Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
  • 18:28 Centre by Peter Gilbert, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
  • 18:00 Booking Liam Dickinson is shown a yellow card.
  • 16:13 Unfair challenge on Mark Phillips by Ajay Leitch-Smith results in a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:02 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert.
  • 14:24 Shaun Miller is caught offside. Chris Barker takes the indirect free kick.
  • 13:06 Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Sean Clohessy results in a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.
  • 12:43 Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
  • 8:04 Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
  • 6:43 Foul by Adam Dugdale on Neil Harris, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Gilbert, Luke Murphy makes a clearance.
  • 4:53 The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert from the left by-line to the near post, Kane Ferdinand produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 3:09 Shaun Miller produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southend 12 9 25
2 Crawley Town 12 5 25
3 AFC Wimbledon 12 4 23
4 Shrewsbury 12 4 23
5 Oxford Utd 12 7 22
6 Morecambe 12 12 21
7 Cheltenham 12 3 20
8 Burton Albion 12 3 20
9 Port Vale 12 7 19
10 Gillingham 12 5 18
11 Rotherham 12 2 18
12 Macclesfield 12 3 17
13 Swindon 12 5 16
14 Torquay 12 0 15
15 Northampton 12 -1 15
16 Accrington 12 -3 15
17 Bristol Rovers 12 -6 15
18 Aldershot 12 -2 14
19 Crewe 12 -4 13
20 Dag & Red 12 -5 13
21 Bradford 12 -4 10
22 Barnet 12 -11 9
23 Hereford 12 -17 7
24 Plymouth 12 -16 5

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