GOAL FLASH!

Southend United 0-2 Portsmouth

(40′ mins): Timothee Dieng nodded into the midriff of Pompey stopper, Alex Bass, as Southend finally provided a viable threat of their own. But on a cold, damp evening, Pompey continued to dictate. Oxley saved from Marquis after Williams had fashioned an opening and with their next foray forward they doubled the lead. Ronan Curtis tried his luck – a deflection helped his cause – Oxley helpless as the ball fizzed low into the rigging.

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Brian Jeeves

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