Saints march on at Roots Hall

Southampton grabbed three points in their bid to climb the League One table as a trio of first-half goals helped them to a 3-1 win at Southend.

Last Updated: 09/10/09 at 22:12 Post Comment

Lallana: Two goals for Saints

Lallana: Two goals for Saints

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Saints took the lead in controversial circumstances after just six minutes through Neal Trotman at Roots Hall.. The centre-back stabbed the ball home from close range after Southend goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall failed to collect a Rickie Lambert header from Papa Waigo N'Daiye's cross.

Southend's players claimed Mildenhall had both hands on the ball but referee Grant Hegley allowed the goal after consulting his assistant.

The Shrimpers got back on terms after 27 minutes following a foul on Dougie Freedman by Dan Harding. Left-back George Friend curled the resulting direct free-kick into the top-right corner from 25 yards.

But five minutes later Saints restored their lead when Simon Francis' poor clearance fell to Morgan Schneiderlin and his shot defected off Adam Lallana's chest and into the bottom-right corner of the goal.

And on the stroke of half-time Lallana made it 3-1 when he raced onto goalkeeper Kelvin Davis' long goal-kick and fired into the right of the goal from the edge of the box.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Barnsley 0-3 Swindon Report
Bradford 1-1 Port Vale Report
Bristol C 3-2 MK Dons Report
Chesterfld 1-1 Notts Co Report
Coventry 0-2 Preston Report
Crawley 2-0 Yeovil Report
Crewe 0-3 Colchester Report
Leyton Or 2-3 Rochdale Report
Oldham 3-2 Scunthorpe Report
Peterboro 1-0 Fleetwood Report

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 10 12 24
2 Peterboro 10 5 19
3 Swindon 9 10 18
4 MK Dons 9 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 8 16
6 Preston 9 7 16
7 Sheff Utd 9 0 16
8 Chesterfld 9 4 15
9 Bradford 10 2 15
10 Oldham 10 1 14
11 Fleetwood 10 1 13
12 Crawley 10 -6 13
13 Gillingham 10 -2 12
14 Coventry 10 -2 12
15 Yeovil 10 -4 12
16 Notts Co 9 1 11
17 Walsall 10 -1 11
18 Doncaster 9 -5 11
19 Leyton Or 9 -1 10
20 Colchester 10 -1 9
21 Barnsley 9 -3 9
22 Port Vale 10 -6 9
23 Scunthorpe 10 -13 7
24 Crewe 9 -16 4

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Championship: Fulham owner Shahid Khan names five-man search party for new manager

Danny Murphy, Brian McBride, and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn will help Fulham's search for their new manager.

Manchester United confirm Ander Herrera has suffered a broken rib

Manchester United have confirmed that Ander Herrera suffered a fractured rib against West Ham on Saturday.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud's new contract is 'done deal'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says a new contract for French striker Olivier Giroud is a 'done deal'.

Mail Box

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property