Select a Team

Sky Bet League 1

Roots Hall (ATT 8,503) 17th April 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Southend Southend United vs Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton

ft

Brighton 1

A Barnes (15)

Shrimpers closer to drop

Shrimpers look doomed after defeat

By Mike Barton.   Last Updated: 17/04/10 7:19pm

  • Share:
Barnes: Scored winner

Barnes: Scored winner

Southend are seven points from safety with three games remaining following a 1-0 defeat against Brighton at Roots Hall.

Ashley Barnes grabbed the only goal of the game to sink the Shrimpers as the visitors all but confirmed their own League One status.

The home side started strongly but fell behind in the 15th minute. Lee Hendrie's initial shot deflected into the path of Inigo Calderon and his shot was helped in by Barnes.

Southend missed a great chance to equalise when Jean-Francois Christophe was unable to get his head to Simon Francis' inviting free-kick.

Francis Laurent, who scored twice against Brentford on Tuesday, then blew a good opportunity when he broke clear of the Brighton defence but fired wide with only goalkeeper Peter Brezovan to beat.

Substitute Harry Crawford had Southend's first effort on target when he headed a Franck Moussa cross goalwards but Brezovan turned the ball over the bar. Barnes thought he had doubled his tally late on but his effort was ruled out for offside.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4

Related