Take a look through our match gallery above from the MK Dons game in the Carabao Cup.
Brandon Goodship’s first goal at Roots Hall wasn’t enough to prevent Southend from exiting the Carabao Cup at the second round stage following a 4-1 defeat to MK Dons.
The Dons looked the most threatening in the early stages of the contest with goalkeeper Nathan Bishop tested a handful of times in the opening 10 minutes by the visitors.
Bishop needed to have his wits about him after fumbling Jordan Bowery’s snap-shot, quickly getting back up to dive at the feet of Kieran Agard who was coming in to score the rebound.
Southend found their feet as the game reached the midway point of the half and Simon Cox was denied a superb opening goal as his left-footed effort was brilliantly tipped away by Stuart Moore.
But any momentum Blues had was quickly swept away as Dons took the lead after the half-hour mark as Agard teed up Healey who calmly found the bottom corner to put Dons 1-0 up.
Blues’ problems would deepen further before half-time as Paul Tisdale’s side would double their advantage with a fantastic strike from Callum Brittain that kissed the crossbar on its way in.
A counter-attack down the right ended with Stephen Humphrys drilling a cross-come-shot across the face of goal which was tapped in by Goodship to put Blues back in the tie.
That goal from Goodship, his first at Roots Hall since joining in the summer, lifted the Roots Hall crowd who were now roaring their side on as they went in search of an equaliser.
MK Dons though ended any hope of a comeback with sucker-punch goal with less than 10 minutes remaining, with sub Hiram Boateng weaving his way into the box before firing in.
And the visitor’s passage into the third round was completed in injury-time as Dons added gloss to the scoreline as another sub, Sam Nombe, added a fourth with a powerful effort.