Match gallery: Southend United 2 Mansfield Town 0

Two goals in seven first half minutes proved enough for promotion-chasing Southend United togun down gutsy Mansfield Town 2-0 in the Roots Hall rain this afternoon.

It was far from a Good Friday for the Stags as they worked hard and turned in a far better showing then the previous weekend’s farce,ut were often sloppy in the, Chris Clements giving the ball away for Barry Corr’s 21st minute opener.

Then Lenny Pidgeley could only parry a 28th minute shot to the feet of Will Atkinson to sweep home the second.

It could have been more as Corr stood on the ball when one-on-one with Pidgley after a loose Simon Heslop backpass and then Corr fired another great chance over from close range.

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