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Southend   1 - 2   Cheltenham

Southend v Cheltenham

Southend 1-2 Cheltenham

Two goals in the first five minutes were enough to give Cheltenham victory against Southend and move them into the play-off spots.

The Robins took the lead when Marlon Pack drove in a stunning free-kick from 30-yards.

Wes Thomas doubled their advantage when he beat keeper Rhys Evans from an angle to find the bottom corner.

Ryan Hall centred for Barry Corr to stab home for Southend late on but it only proved to be a consolation.


Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:
"We started so sloppily, the goalkeeper has put his hand up for the first one and then we didn't clear our lines and didn't play with any tempo and we are sitting two goals down.

"It is a very tall order to come back from that. I felt the players showed a will to win during the second half which I didn't think was there in the first half.

"You can see how lively we play away from home and it is difficult to pin point what we need to do at home."

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"That was a magnificent win, I've heard other managers say you win ugly and we did win ugly a little bit.

"It's a hard place to come, it's a big ask going less than 48 hours - normally you have at least the evening - so it was literally 46 hours from our last match and it was tiring for the boys."

"Our first half performance was really good, second half was a battling one and we need to show different qualities at times and that wins you games, gets you higher up the table and it's probably one of the first times we've won ugly."

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 1-2 Cheltenham FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Corr 77
  • Pack 4
  • Thomas 5

Southend

  • 24 Evans
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 18 Herd
  • 23 Barker yellow card
  • 08 Easton
  • 12 Hall
  • 17 Soares (Comminges 60)
  • 31 Ferdinand (Grant 18)
  • 10 Corr
  • 21 Sturrock (Paterson 60)

Substitutes

  • 01 Morris,
  • 03 Gilbert,
  • 16 Prosser,
  • 19 Comminges,
  • 07 Grant,
  • 09 Paterson,
  • 20 Crawford

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Andrew
  • 06 Riley (Gallinagh 20)
  • 22 Elliott
  • 07 Pook
  • 11 Smikle
  • 14 Melligan
  • 24 Pack
  • 09 Thomas (Bird 72)
  • 10 Goulding yellow card (Jeffers 64)

Substitutes

  • 12 Lloyd-Weston,
  • 05 Gallinagh,
  • 04 Bird,
  • 15 Watkins,
  • 20 Artus,
  • 17 Lewis,
  • 21 Jeffers
Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 4,942
SOUTHEND
CHELTENHAM

Possession

  • Southend 53%
  • Cheltenham 47%

Attempts on target

  • Southend 9
  • Cheltenham 7

Attempts off target

  • Southend 5
  • Cheltenham 3

Corners

  • Southend 7
  • Cheltenham 4

Fouls

  • Southend 10
  • Cheltenham 13
  • Final Result
  • 94:48 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 Shaun Jeffers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Barker. Sean Clohessy takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+3:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Jeffers. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:14 John Melligan takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Evans.
  • 90:00+2:51 Shaun Jeffers takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Evans.
  • 90:00+2:19 Shaun Jeffers produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 90:00+1:50 Short corner worked by Shaun Jeffers.
  • 90:00+1:01 Unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Chris Barker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Jeffers.
  • 89:44 Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 87:21 Booking Chris Barker is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Easton on Shaun Jeffers. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.
  • 86:12 Ryan Hall takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 86:03 The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance.
  • 83:22 Centre by Miguel Comminges, Scott P Brown makes a save.
  • 81:01 Ryan Hall takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Johnny Herd goes over the bar.
  • 79:29 Johnny Herd concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bird. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:31 Anthony Grant handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.
  • 76:17 The assist for the goal came from Ryan Hall.
  • 76:17 GOAL - Barry CorrSouthend 1 - 2 Cheltenham Barry Corr finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southend 1-2 Cheltenham.
  • 74:57 Barry Corr takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 74:22 Miguel Comminges sends in a cross, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
  • 74:00 The ball is crossed by Johnny Herd, John Melligan manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Johnny Herd. A cross is delivered by Danny Andrew, Brian Smikle has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 71:07 Substitution David Bird comes on in place of Wesley Thomas.
  • 70:12 Chris Barker fouled by Shaun Jeffers, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Grant.
  • 69:37 The referee penalises Anthony Grant for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
  • 68:12 Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon Pack. Steve Elliott takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:01 Ryan Hall delivers the ball, Danny Andrew makes a clearance.
  • 67:41 Shaun Jeffers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Anthony Grant takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:19 Michael Pook takes a shot. Graham Coughlan gets a block in.
  • 66:56 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Elliott.
  • 65:09 Unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Wesley Thomas results in a free kick. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:41 Centre by Sean Clohessy, Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 64:32 The ball is delivered by Ryan Hall.
  • 63:31 Substitution Shaun Jeffers replaces Jeff Goulding.
  • 61:43 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Barry Corr takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 59:03 Substitution Matthew Paterson replaces Blair Sturrock.
  • 59:03 Substitution Miguel Comminges comes on in place of Louie Soares.
  • 58:40 Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 56:56 Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve Elliott.
  • 55:00 Unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 54:40 John Melligan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Barry Corr makes a clearance.
  • 54:20 Michael Pook takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans.
  • 54:14 The ball is crossed by John Melligan.
  • 52:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Coughlan by Jeff Goulding. Rhys Evans takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:29 Booking Jeff Goulding goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 51:21 Shot by Anthony Grant from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 50:28 Corner from the left by-line taken by Louie Soares, Graham Coughlan takes a shot. Michael Pook makes a clearance.
  • 49:18 Jeff Goulding challenges Graham Coughlan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:43 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Louie Soares, save by Scott P Brown.
  • 46:04 Anthony Grant produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:21 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:05 Marlon Pack sends in a cross, Graham Coughlan manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 45:00+1:13 Brian Smikle fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. John Melligan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Rhys Evans.
  • 45:00+1:13 Anthony Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Smikle. John Melligan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:44 Marlon Pack concedes a free kick for a foul on Blair Sturrock. Free kick taken by Anthony Grant.
  • 45:00+0:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Chris Barker. Keith Lowe takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:01 A cross is delivered by Louie Soares, Barry Corr takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 43:46 The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Michael Pook.
  • 41:02 Danny Andrew takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ryan Hall.
  • 40:02 Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew to the near post, clearance made by Barry Corr.
  • 38:58 Shot from just outside the area by Craig Easton goes over the bar.
  • 36:46 Blair Sturrock fouled by Steve Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Grant.
  • 33:48 Centre by Ryan Hall, Barry Corr has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 31:21 Blair Sturrock concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Gallinagh. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:00 Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Rhys Evans makes a save.
  • 30:08 The assistant referee flags for offside against Louie Soares. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 29:33 Ryan Hall takes a short corner.
  • 28:20 Barry Corr is ruled offside. Steve Elliott takes the free kick.
  • 26:39 The ball is swung over by Johnny Herd, clearance made by Michael Pook.
  • 25:32 Ryan Hall fouled by Marlon Pack, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 23:42 Brian Smikle concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Louie Soares.
  • 23:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Melligan on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Sean Clohessy.
  • 22:23 The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy.
  • 21:46 Wesley Thomas handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
  • 20:22 The official flags Barry Corr offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 20:10 The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy.
  • 19:56 Centre by Johnny Herd.
  • 19:19 Substitution Andy Gallinagh on for Martin Riley.
  • 17:22 Substitution Anthony Grant replaces Kane Ferdinand.
  • 15:18 Inswinging corner taken by Louie Soares from the left by-line played to the near post, Michael Pook makes a clearance.
  • 14:42 Sean Clohessy produces a cross, save made by Scott P Brown.
  • 14:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Blair Sturrock on Keith Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 11:01 Blair Sturrock is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 9:43 Brian Smikle produces a cross, Johnny Herd manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:17 Wesley Thomas delivers the ball, save made by Rhys Evans.
  • 8:11 Blair Sturrock takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 6:04 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kane Ferdinand. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 5:43 Michael Pook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Easton. Ryan Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:52 Assist on the goal came from Brian Smikle.
  • 4:52 GOAL - Wesley ThomasSouthend 0 - 2 Cheltenham Wesley Thomas fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southend 0-2 Cheltenham.
  • 3:25 Wesley Thomas fouled by Graham Coughlan, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 3:25 GOAL - Marlon PackSouthend 0 - 1 Cheltenham Goal scored by Marlon Pack to high into the middle of the goal. Southend 0-1 Cheltenham.
  • 0:28 Effort on goal by Brian Smikle from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 21 19 42
2 Rotherham 21 16 40
3 Wycombe 22 10 40
4 Port Vale 22 9 39
5 Bury 21 13 35
6 Shrewsbury 21 12 34
7 Cheltenham 22 1 33
8 Crewe 21 15 32
9 Gillingham 22 0 30
10 Bradford 22 -5 30
11 Torquay 21 7 29
12 Oxford Utd 22 -2 29
13 Stevenage 21 5 27
14 Northampton 22 -7 27
15 Southend 21 -1 26
16 Macclesfield 22 -8 26
17 Burton Albion 21 2 25
18 Accrington 21 -2 25
19 Aldershot 21 -7 25
20 Morecambe 21 -5 24
21 Stockport 23 -23 23
22 Lincoln City 20 -14 19
23 Hereford 22 -17 19
24 Barnet 23 -18 19


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