Match Report: Weymouth (A)

An early Matt Dennis goal gave the Shrimpers all three points away at Weymouth this afternoon in a match lacking in chances for either side on a very wet and windy playing surface.

Both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the national league this season and a win for either team would give them an advantage in the fight to escape relegation heading into the second half of the campaign.

On-loan striker Matt Dennis scored his third goal in as many games this afternoon to give the Shrimpers what would turn out to be a decisive goal after the youngster got himself on the end of a long clearance out of the Southend defence before sprinting past Weymouths Ollie Hartfield from the halfway line and burying the ball into the Terras goal.

Both sides had very few chances with Southend seeing the better of the limited chances throughout and it was The Shrimpers who failed to make the chances they did have pay on more than one occasion.

Thankfully the away side held on and now move 5 points clear of the National League relegation places.

Next up it’s Yeovil at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

Southend XI: Arnold, Ralph, Hobson, Murphy, Dalby, Clifford, Atkinson, Neal, Lopata, Demetriou, Dennis

Subs: Seaden, Coulson, Ferguson, Rush, Kensdale

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Author: David Larson

Born and bred in Southend-on-sea and have supported the Shrimpers since 97. Season ticket holder in the East stand.