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  • English League 2
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Roots Hall
  • Attendance: 5,596
SouthendSouthendvOxfordOxford
1
  • Leonard, 85
0

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Match ends, Southend United 1, Oxford United 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Oxford United 0.

90+4 mins:Foul by Justin Richards (Oxford United).

90+4 mins:Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

90+4 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

90+4 mins:Adam Chapman (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Corner, Southend United.

90+2 mins:Liam Davis (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Foul by Liam Davis (Oxford United).

90+2 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

90 mins:Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

90 mins:Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Luke O'Brien.

87 mins:Hand ball by James Constable (Oxford United).

85 mins:Goal! Southend United 1, Oxford United 0. Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

84 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

81 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Ryan Leonard replaces Kevan Hurst.

81 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Ben Reeves replaces Marc Laird.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

81 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

75 mins:Damien Batt (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Offside, Southend United. Barry Corr tries a through ball, but Barry Corr is caught offside.

67 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Caolan Lavery replaces Britt Assombalonga.

67 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Davis replaces Sean Rigg.

65 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

65 mins:Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Leven (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

65 mins:Britt Assombalonga (Southend United) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

63 mins:Offside, Southend United. Barry Corr tries a through ball, but Barry Corr is caught offside.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

60 mins:Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

60 mins:Peter Leven (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Foul by Michael Spillane (Southend United).

59 mins:Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Southend United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

51 mins:Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend United).

51 mins:Jake Wright (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47 mins:Offside, Southend United. Britt Assombalonga tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

47 mins:Corner, Southend United.

46 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Oxford United 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Southend United 0, Oxford United 0.

45 mins:Foul by Michael Spillane (Southend United).

45 mins:Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Sean Clohessy (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

40 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

39 mins:Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

38 mins:Foul by Peter Leven (Oxford United).

38 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Corner, Southend United.

36 mins:Foul by Justin Richards (Oxford United).

36 mins:Sean Clohessy (Southend United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Offside, Southend United. Britt Assombalonga tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Damien Batt (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Clohessy (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31 mins:Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31 mins:Attempt blocked. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

28 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Southend United).

26 mins:James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

16 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

16 mins:Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

16 mins:Peter Leven (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

12 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

12 mins:Luke O'Brien (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Hand ball by Marc Laird (Southend United).

7 mins:Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

7 mins:Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

5 mins:Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Hand ball by Marc Laird (Southend United).

1 mins:Attempt missed. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

1 mins:Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Roots Hall
  • Attendance: 5,596
SouthendSouthendvOxfordOxford
1
  • Leonard, 85
0

match report

Oxford goalkeeper Luke McCormick endured a losing debut between the sticks as the U's sunk to a1-0 defeat at Southend.

The controversial deadline day signing was making his first Football League appearance since being jailed in 2008 for causing the death of two young children by dangerous driving.

He served half of a four year and seven month sentence and was handed a hostile reception on his return to the professional game by the Roots Hall crowd.

But he was hardly troubled between the sticks until Shrimpers substitute Ryan Leonard headed home an 85th minute cross from Michael Timlin.

Before then, Oxford wasted the two best chances of an uneventful game with Alfie Potter failing to convert two clear cut chances to score.

The first chance came after just 30 seconds when he was denied in a one-on-one situation by the legs of Shrimpers goalkeeper Paul Smith.

And Smith then did well to keep out a similar effort from Potter in the 39th minute, tipping his low 12-yard shot wide of the left post.

team line-up

1Paul Smith
2Sean Clohessy
15Mark Phillips
23Chris Barker
4Michael Spillane
6Ryan Cresswell
8Michael Timlin
26Marc Laird81
14Kevan Hurst81
20Britt Assombalonga67
10Barry Corr

substitutes

3Anthony Straker
7Freddy Eastwood
18Ryan Leonard81
27Ben Reeves81
17Daniel Bentley
16Luke Prosser
13Caolan Lavery67

referee

Gavin Ward

team line-up

24Luke McCormick
6Jake Wright
4Michael Raynes
23Luke O'Brien88
2Damien Batt
7Adam Chapman
20Peter Leven
14Sean Rigg67
18Justin Richards
9James Constable
15Alfie Potter

substitutes

25Josh Parker
22Harry Worley
17Tony Capaldi
26Liam Davis67
10Dean Smalley88
31Max Crocombe
8Simon Heslop

referee

Gavin Ward

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target32
shots off target55
corners36
tackles won00
offsides40