March 19, 2013
Argyle come back to haunt Sturrock
Southend manager Paul Sturrock endured a miserable evening as former employers Plymouth subjected his side to a 2-0 defeat at Roots Hall.
Paul Wotton fired the visitors in front from the penalty spot, before Reuben Reid made sure of a win that boosts Argyle's fight against relegation.
The visitors could have gone in front in the first half, but Jason Banton's 12-yard shot got a touch from Paris Cowan-Hall who was in an offside position.
The error of judgement did not prove costly as Argyle went ahead in the 57th minute, with Wotton scoring from the spot for the second game in succession.
The penalty was awarded after Bilel Mohsni brought down Joe Bryan inside the area and allowed Wooton to roll a shot into the bottom-right corner of the net.
Shrimpers strikers Britt Assombalonga and Gavin Tomlin were both denied by Argyle keeper Jake Cole, before Reid made sure of the visitors' win with a neat close-range finish in the 75th minute.
|Southend United||Plymouth Argyle|
|17 Daniel Bentley||1 Jake Cole|
|29 Tamika Mkandawire||5 Guy Branston|
|2 Sean Clohessy||26 Anthony Charles|
|3 Anthony Straker||14 Onismor Bhasera|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||4 Maximo Blanchard|
|27 Ben Reeves||18 Joe Bryan|
|28 Bilel Mohsni||10 Lee Cox|
|14 Kevan Hurst||6 Conor Hourihane|
|26 Marc Laird||19 Jason Banton|
|7 Freddy Eastwood||24 Reuben Reid|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||7 Paris Cowan Hall|
|1 Paul Smith||Rene Gilmartin 20|
|4 Michael Spillane||Paul Wotton 15|
|18 Ryan Leonard||Luke Young 8|
|19 John Spicer||Andres Gurrieri 27|
|21 Gavin Tomlin||Nick Chadwick 9|
|10 Barry Corr||Ronan Murray 28|
|32 Seedy Njie||Tyler Harvey 29|
|Barry Corr for Freddy Eastwood (62)||Paul Wotton for Anthony Charles (38)|
|Gavin Tomlin for Britt Assombalonga (63)||Ronan Murray for Paris Cowan Hall (79)|
|Andres Gurrieri for Jason Banton (80)|
|Maximo Blanchard (70)|
|· Squads: Southend United | Plymouth Argyle|