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Roots Hall (ATT 4,598) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Phillips

Southend Southend United vs Gillingham Gillingham

Southend 1

B Mohsni (S/O 66)
M Phillips (87)

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Ten-man Southend edge Gills

Last Updated: 14/09/11 12:15am

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Phillips (centre): Struck late

Phillips (centre): Struck late

Ten-man Southend defeated Gillingham 1-0 thanks to a late Mark Phillips effort at Roots Hall on Tuesday evening.

Makeshift striker Bilel Mohsni was sent off after being booked for a foul in the 54th minute and receiving a second yellow card for dissent 23 minutes later.

But Gillingham were unable to make their numerical supremacy count and paid the price in the 87th minute, when Phillips headed home from close range from a Ryan Hall corner.

Gillingham's Luke Rooney was denied by Glenn Morris and the Southend goalkeeper parried a Joe Martin effort before Mohsni cleared.

Southend's best chances in the first half fell to Blair Sturrock, who had a volley tipped onto the bar by Ross Flitney, before the goalkeeper smartly saved a 30-yard effort from Ryan Hall.

In the second half, Flitney denied saved Mohsni's angled drive but Andy Hessanthaler's visitors replied, with Rooney, Danny Kedwell and substitute Steffan Payne all being denied by Morris.

Referee David Phillips played five minutes of stoppage time but Southend held out to return to winning ways following their 2-0 defeat to Swindon on Saturday.

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