September 22, 2012
Super subs stun Grecians
Late goals from substitute strikers Barry Corr and Freddy Eastwood handed Southend United a 2-1 win over high-flying Exeter at Roots Hall.
Scott Bennett fired the Grecians ahead at the start of the second half but Corr, who was making his comeback from 17 months out with injury, nodded Blues back level in the 78th minute against his former side.
And 10 minutes later Eastwood headed home at the back post to securee the points for Paul Sturrock's side.
Exeter were on top for long spells and went in front in the 51st minute when Matt Oakley's right wing cross was back healed at the near post by Pat Baldwin, enabling Bennett to sweep home right footed from six yards.
But Shrimpers boss Paul Sturrock responded by making a trio of substitutions and they helped to sway the match in the home side's favour.
Corr headed a deep right wing cross from Sean Clohessy in to the back of the net from close range and, two minutes from time, Eastwood nodded in a left wing centre from Chris Barker.
|Southend United||Exeter City|
|17 Daniel Bentley||1 Artur Krysiak|
|23 Chris Barker||16 Kevin Amankwaah|
|16 Luke Prosser||6 Danny Coles|
|2 Sean Clohessy||3 Craig Woodman|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||5 Pat Baldwin|
|14 Kevan Hurst||4 Scott Bennett|
|19 John Spicer||14 Tommy Doherty|
|8 Michael Timlin||8 Matt Oakley|
|11 David Martin||11 Arron Davies|
|24 Elliot Benyon||22 Jimmy Keohane|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||12 Jamie Cureton|
|31 Ted Smith||Rhys Evans 24|
|3 Anthony Straker||Steve Tully 2|
|18 Ryan Leonard||Jordan Moore-Taylor 37|
|30 Alex Woodyard||Elliott Frear 18|
|7 Freddy Eastwood||John O'Flynn 19|
|10 Barry Corr||Tom Nicholls 20|
|32 Seedy Njie||Elliott Chamberlain 31|
|Freddy Eastwood for Elliot Benyon (57)||John O'Flynn for Jamie Cureton (61)|
|Ryan Leonard for David Martin (58)||Tom Nicholls for Jimmy Keohane (81)|
|Barry Corr for John Spicer (72)||Steve Tully for Tommy Doherty (90)|
|Matt Oakley (90)|
|· Squads: Southend United | Exeter City|