February 23, 2013
Britt awards Shrimpers late victory
Southend striker Britt Assombalonga netted a late winner as the Shrimpers came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Wycombe - their first league win in four.
The 20-year-old, on loan from Watford, scored a fine solo effort five minutes from time after Barry Corr had equalised for Southend eight minutes into the second half.
Dean Morgan had given Wycombe hope of ending their own run of back-to-back defeats after pouncing in the seventh minute, but it wasn't to be for the Chairboys.
Morgan gave Southend warning that he might find the net four minutes before he actually did as he latched onto Sam Wood's through ball and shot wide.
He didn't make the same mistake in the seventh minute though, with Matt McClure this time the provider and Morgan coolly slotting into the bottom-right corner.
Corr then pulled Southend level in the 53rd minute by tapping home Ryan Cresswell's header across goal from a Kevan Hurst corner.
Anthony Straker then struck the crossbar for the Shrimpers and Corr twice went close before Assombalonga fired home the winner after 85 minutes.
|Wycombe Wanderers||Southend United|
|36 Jordan Archer||1 Paul Smith|
|5 Dave Winfield||23 Chris Barker|
|23 Michael Harryman||16 Luke Prosser|
|27 Anthony Stewart||2 Sean Clohessy|
|18 Charles Dunne||4 Michael Spillane|
|9 Matthew Spring||6 Ryan Cresswell|
|11 Sam Wood||18 Ryan Leonard|
|17 Joel Grant||14 Kevan Hurst|
|8 Stuart Lewis||11 Danny Mayor|
|20 Dean Morgan||10 Barry Corr|
|29 Matt McClure||20 Britt Assombalonga|
|21 Lee Harrison||Daniel Bentley 17|
|19 Marvin McCoy||Anthony Straker 3|
|34 Kortney Hause||Ben Reeves 27|
|7 Gareth Ainsworth||Matthew Lund 12|
|12 Bruno Andrade||Alex Woodyard 30|
|22 Jo Kuffour||Neil Harris 9|
|15 Dennis Oli||Freddy Eastwood 7|
|Jo Kuffour for Dean Morgan (77)||Anthony Straker for Chris Barker (38)|
|Bruno Andrade for Joel Grant (89)||Matthew Lund for Ryan Leonard (77)|
|Ben Reeves for Danny Mayor (78)|
|Barry Corr (83)|
|Britt Assombalonga (86)|
|· Squads: Wycombe Wanderers | Southend United|