Southend United 0-4 Chesterfield: Southend sack Phil Brown after followers protest

Southend followers protested throughout and after the sport

Southend United sacked boss Phil Brown minutes after full-time in a recreation the place followers ran onto the pitch and protested towards chairman Ron Martin.

The pitch invasion got here late within the 4-0 Nationwide League defeat by Chesterfield with a banner saying ‘Martin out’.

There have been 14 minutes of stoppage time.

Simply over half-hour after full-time, the membership launched a press release, which stated: “Phil Brown and [assistant] Craig Fagan have been relieved of their duties efficient instantly.”

Brown was reappointed in April, his second spell in cost, however couldn’t preserve them within the English Soccer League.

The membership are solely above the Nationwide League relegation zone on objective distinction and at risk of a 3rd consecutive relegation.

Danny Rowe scored a hat-trick and Saidou Khan additionally netted within the huge win for fourth-placed Chesterfield.

Southend supporters additionally ran onto the pitch on Tuesday to protest once they beat Eastleigh.

In Could the Shrimpers dropped out of the Soccer League for the primary time in 101 years, with plans to promote Roots Corridor to planning builders.

Southend spent 5 seasons in League One, narrowly lacking out on the play-offs in 2017, however have been relegated twice in a row.

Martin has been Southend’s chairman since 2000.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Arnold
  • 3Ralph
  • 5Hobson
  • 20AtkinsonSubstituted forDalbyat 64′minutes
  • 8Dunne
  • 7Bridge
  • 14Ferguson
  • 21Sayers
  • 22KargboSubstituted forMurphyat 46′minutes
  • 24Demetriou
  • 33Mbunga-KimpiokaSubstituted forEgbriat 46′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Howard
  • 9Murphy
  • 10Dalby
  • 11Egbri
  • 17Walsh

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 3Miller
  • 6Maguire
  • 8WestonSubstituted forOyelekeat 67′minutes
  • 32KerrSubstituted forGrimesat 31′minutes
  • 5Gunning
  • 20King
  • 16Kellerman
  • 28KhanSubstituted forMandevilleat 65′minutes
  • 7Rowe
  • 19Tshimanga

Substitutes

  • 4Oyeleke
  • 10Mandeville
  • 18Tyson
  • 22Grimes
  • 29Whittle

Referee:
Scott Tallis

Attendance:
4,625

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