Oxford Utd 0-2 Southend: Match Report

14 February 2017 10:34

Marc-Antoine Fortune and Theo Robinson on target as Southend see off Oxford

Powerful second-half headers from Marc-Antoine Fortune and substitute Theo Robinson gave Southend United a 2-0 win at in-form Oxford to boost their League One play-off hopes.

Oxford had won their previous five games in all competitions but they struggled to break through against a dogged Shrimpers defence.

Just after the hour mark - after a pacy overlap on the right - Jason Demetriou delivered a perfect cross for Fortune to head powerfully home.

And with just two minutes remaining, Robinson smartly peeled away from the goal-line to head in Luke O'Neill's right-wing corner.

Oxford were not at their best and their better opportunities came in the first half.

Chris Maguire fired an angled 20-yard free-kick into the side netting.

And from a Maguire corner, centre-half Chey Dunkley was unlucky to see his thumping header come back off the inside of the post.

Dunkley had another header saved at a corner after the break, but Southend were always threatening in the second half and sealed maximum points.


Source: PA


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