• FT

    Bury

    3

    Accrington

    0

  • FT

    Cheltenham

    1

    Plymouth

    3

  • FT

    Exeter

    2

    AFC Wimbledo

    0

  • FT

    Fleetwood To

    2

    Burton

    3

  • FT

    Newport

    1

    Bristol Rov

    0

  • FT

    Portsmouth

    3

    Morecambe

    0

  • FT

    Rochdale

    2

    Chesterfield

    2

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    1

    Dag & Red

    1

  • FT

    Southend

    2

    Northampton

    0

  • FT

    Torquay

    1

    Oxford Utd

    3

  • FT

    Wycombe

    0

    Mansfield

    1

  • FT

    York

    0

    Hartlepool

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Roots Hall, England

Referee: A Davies | Attendance: 5510

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Southend United

  • Anthony Straker 38'
  • Freddy Eastwood 62'

2 - 0

FT

Shrimpers overcome 10-man Cobblers

Southend have made their best start to a season in 23 years thanks to a 2-0 triumph over 10-man Northampton at Roots Hall.

Goals from Anthony Straker and Freddy Eastwood secured the Shrimpers a comfortable win but the Cobblers were forced to play than an hour with 10 men after winger Chris Hackett was dismissed.

Northampton wasted a great chance to open the scoring after just eight minutes when former Shrimpers striker Roy O'Donovan saw his spot kick saved by Daniel Bentley who dived well to his left-hand side to parry the shot to safety.

To add to Northampton's frustration, Hackett was dismissed in the 22nd minute after being shown a second caution for a late challenge on Straker.

Southend then took the lead in the 38th minute when Straker scored his first goal for the club, heading home from close range after being struck by a long-range shot from Eastwood.

The Shrimpers then doubled their lead in the 68th minute when John White played in Eastwood who fired an angled 12 yard shot in to the bottom left hand corner of the net.

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Scoring Summary

  • Southend United
  • Northampton Town
(pen miss 8') Roy O'Donovan

Match Stats

  • Southend United
  • Northampton Town
12(4) Shots (on goal) 3(2)
16 Fouls 12
0 Corner kicks 0
5 Offsides 2
53% Time of Possession 47%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
0 Saves 1

Teams

  • Southend United
  • Northampton Town
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
John White (14')
Red Cards