GOAL FLASH!

Southend United 0-2 Port Vale

(64′ mins): Timothee Dieng fired into the arms of Vale stopper, Scott Brown. It was Southend’s first goal-bound attempt of the afternoon and had taken more than fifty minutes to arrive.

But defensively, Southend hadn’t learned any lessons from Pope’s considerable threat. Again, the Vale number nine found himself unmarked – this time David Amoo the supplier – the result emphatic.

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Brian Jeeves

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