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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

22 February 2016

NIGEL Clough named an un-changed side to the team that beat Chesterfield last Friday night.

GOAL: The home side were ahead after just seven minutes through Anthony Wordsworth. Tyrone Barnett won the header to Jack Payne who tried a shot from the edge of the box which was blocked but the ball fell right into the path of Wordsworth who made no mistake in slotting past Jon McLaughlin. 1-0

Southend insisted on keeping the ball, stopping the Brewers from creating anything. Phil Edwards missed a good chance as Tom Naylor swung a ball in from the right but the Albion right-back headed just over Bentley's bar.

Tom Naylor was teed up on the edge of the box by Stuart Beavon but the midfielder's shot was blocked well by Adam Barrett for a Brewers corner in which Phil Edwards headed over from.

Burton upped their game after Southend's goal but the home side did have a good opportunity to double the lead five minutes before half time. Coker whipped a free kick in from the left of which Bolger got on the end of but McLaughlin watched it past his right-hand post.

GOAL: The Brewers were level through Stuart Beavon who netted his 50th Football League goal. He received the ball from Calum Butcher on the edge of the box before spinning and firing past Bentley! 1-1

HT: Southend United 1-1 Burton Albion

Both sides emerged from the half time break unchanged.

The Brewers came out in the second half the stronger of the two sides as first Weir shot wide of Bentley's post before butcher did the same thing just seconds later.

Mason Bennett pulled up on the hour mark with a tight hamstring so Clough replaced him with Lucas Akins.

Calum Butcher was the latest player to hit the injury list as he pulled up with 15 to be played. He was replaced by Callum Reilly.

GOAL: Southend United added a third in stoppage time as Mooney ran through on goal from a McQueen ball and finished past McLaughlin. 3-1

FT: Southend United 3-1 Burton Albion

Ash's man of the match: Stuart Beavon

Attendance: 6,503 (96 away) 

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