Reaction to Blues' defeat in the Emirates FA Cup...
SOUTHEND United’s FA Cup woes continued with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at League Two Yeovil Town this afternoon.
The Glovers’ Otis Khan bagged the only goal of the game from the penalty spot midway through the first half.
And his well-taken spot-kick was enough to condemn the Shrimpers to a fourth successive first round exit in the competition.
The Shrimpers fell at the first hurdle of the world’s oldest cup competition, last Saturday, after Otis Khan’s first-half spot-kick was enough to send the League Two strugglers through to the next round.
Having done so well to end Walsall’s unbeaten home record, the previous weekend, the unchanged visitors were surprisingly so lacklustre in the opening half, which saw them rarely stretch the home defence, with Anthony Wordsworth going closest on 15 minutes with a rising drive.
The Glovers seized the initiative and after several close shaves - including surviving a 22nd minute penalty appeal - the Blues’ luck ran out on 29 minutes when Ryan Leonard’s foul on Simon Surridge, saw the referee point to the spot.
Otis Khan's first-half penalty proved enough as Yeovil beat Southend in the first round of the FA Cup at Huish Park.
Having had an appeal waved away earlier on, the League Two side were successful as the half-hour mark approached after Sam Surridge was brought down after a trip from Ryan Leonard. Khan stepped up to convert emphatically in the 29th minute.
Southend laid siege to Yeovil's goal in the closing stages as Tom James twice cleared off the line, but the Glovers progressed to the second round in impressive fashion.
Khan struck his effort low past Mark Oxley in the 29th minute to separate the two sides as Yeovil clinched a thoroughly deserved win.