September 8, 2012
Britt's got talent
Britt Assombalonga bagged a brace as Southend made it three home wins in the space of seven days with a 3-1 triumph over 10-man Dagenham.
The striker netted twice in the first period to send the Shrimpers on their way before Ryan Cresswell added a third in the second half.
Paul Sturrock's side played 82 minutes with an extra man after Daggers defender Luke Wilkinson was dismissed for a professional foul on Gavin Tomlin.
Following that red card, Southend went in front after 18 minutes when Sean Clohessy crossed from the right and Assombalonga headed the ball in to the top-right hand corner of the net.
The on-loan Watford youngster doubled his tally just before the break when he bundled home inside the six-yard box after Kevan Hurst's low shot had been parried out by Daggers keeper Chris Lewington.
The visitors got back in to the game on the stroke of half-time when Dwight Gayle's right-wing cross squirmed past Paul Smith in the Southend goal.
However, the Shrimpers made sure of their win 20 minutes from time when Cresswell volleyed in from 14 yards.
|Southend United||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|1 Paul Smith||1 Chris Lewington|
|23 Chris Barker||6 Michael Spillane|
|15 Mark Phillips||18 Gavin Hoyte|
|2 Sean Clohessy||4 Scott Doe|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||2 Luke Wilkinson|
|14 Kevan Hurst||3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi|
|19 John Spicer||17 Luke Howell|
|8 Michael Timlin||12 Medy Elito|
|11 David Martin||19 Abu Ogogo|
|21 Gavin Tomlin||7 Sam Williams|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||20 Dwight Gayle|
|34 Cameron Belford||Jordan Seabright 30|
|3 Anthony Straker||Danny Green 21|
|30 Alex Woodyard||Dominic Green 11|
|9 Neil Harris||Billy Bingham 24|
|24 Elliot Benyon||Joshua Scott 10|
|32 Seedy Njie||Jake Reed 14|
|Brian Woodall 23|
|Anthony Straker for David Martin (68)||Dominic Green for Medy Elito (57)|
|Neil Harris for Britt Assombalonga (86)||Brian Woodall for Sam Williams (62)|
|Elliot Benyon for Gavin Tomlin (90)||Joshua Scott for Dwight Gayle (72)|
|Mark Phillips (72)|
|Luke Wilkinson (8)|
|· Rosters: Southend United | Dagenham & Redbridge|