April 16, 2013
Brown breaks his duck
Phil Brown secured his first win since taking charge of Southend as second-half strikes from Barry Corr and Britt Assombalonga sealed a 2-0 win that ensured Aldershot took another step towards relegation from League Two.
Corr fired into the roof of the net with 20 minutes remaining while Assombalonga won and converted a late penalty for the Shrimpers to seal a first victory in six games for former Hull manager Brown.
Aldershot, who are four points adrift of safety with just two games remaining, saw Peter Vincenti and Michael Rankine go close in the opening half hour.
Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley was then tested eight minutes before the break by Paul McCallum's looping header, but the hosts faded after the break.
Assombalonga broke forward and hit the post with a weak effort before Corr snatched the opening goal after 70 minutes following a goalmouth scramble.
Eight minutes later, Assombalonga grabbed his 16th of the season after tripping under the challenge of Troy Brown inside the box.
Asa Hall dragged a left-foot shot wide for the Shots late on but Southend held firm for their first win in eight matches.
|Aldershot Town||Southend United|
|21 Jamie Young||17 Daniel Bentley|
|3 Anthony Tonkin||29 Tamika Mkandawire|
|2 Ben Herd||2 Sean Clohessy|
|11 Peter Vincenti||3 Anthony Straker|
|5 Troy Brown||6 Ryan Cresswell|
|23 Sonny Bradley||18 Ryan Leonard|
|18 Craig Stanley||26 Marc Laird|
|24 Asa Hall||12 Matthew Lund|
|31 Daniel Rose||7 Freddy Eastwood|
|9 Michael Rankine||10 Barry Corr|
|15 Paul McCallum||20 Britt Assombalonga|
|29 Glenn Morris||Luke Chambers 33|
|6 Oliver Lancashire||Chris Barker 23|
|16 Doug Berqvrst||Mark Phillips 15|
|12 Oliver Risser||Ben Reeves 27|
|17 Adam Mekki||Kevan Hurst 14|
|26 Jeff Goulding||Mitch Pinnock 34|
|20 Craig Reid||Gavin Tomlin 21|
|Craig Reid for Paul McCallum (71)||Chris Barker for Freddy Eastwood (86)|
|Adam Mekki for Peter Vincenti (72)||Mitch Pinnock for Barry Corr (90)|
|Jeff Goulding for Troy Brown (78)|
|Paul McCallum (65)||Anthony Straker (50)|
|Sonny Bradley (88)|
|Anthony Tonkin (90)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | Southend United|