Barry Corr secured Southend United a point at Fleetwood and guaranteed the Shrimpers a League Two play-off spot.

Steven Schumacher put Fleetwood ahead, his whipped, left-wing free-kick evading everyone to sneak in.

Three minutes later, Corr thumped home from a corner to restore parity, before Daniel Bentley made a string of second-half saves to make sure of the point.

Fleetwood sit two points behind third-placed Chesterfield with a match to go, but the Spireites have a game in hand.

The result likely ends the Cod Army's hopes of automatic promotion, as Chesterfield's vastly superior goal difference will mean they need a point from their final two fixtures.

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney told BBC Essex:

Post match: Southend assistant Penney

"I thought it was a decent game, end-to-end, we had to battle away and we deserved a point.

"We're disappointed with the goal we conceded, we didn't really think it was a free-kick and they've took it again and were able to put a decent ball in.

"As the game went on we got stronger and stronger, the game got stretched and we looked like we were going to nick one.

"It's great to be there [in the play-offs], we'd have liked automatic [promotion]. We're hoping we are coming into some real momentum and the season's coming to an end."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 14 Hogan
  • 25 Jordan
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 06 Pond
  • 05 Roberts
  • 17 Blair (Parkin - 71' )
  • 08 Schumacher (Evans - 90' )
  • 36 Hume
  • 23 Ball
  • 24 Morris

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 07 Evans
  • 09 Parkin
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 21 Allen
  • 29 Barton

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 32 Egan Booked
  • 35 Sokolik
  • 15 Murphy (Straker - 62' )
  • 18 Leonard Booked
  • 10 Corr (Eastwood - 90' )
  • 08 Timlin
  • 14 Hurst

Substitutes

  • 06 Prosser
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 11 Straker
  • 16 Clifford
  • 23 Thompson
  • 25 Chambers
  • 39 Barnard
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 3,323

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

8 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +2:47

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

90:00 +2:47

John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

89:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Steven Schumacher.

85:56

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

84:26

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

83:33

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

83:33

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:24

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

81:07

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:47

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

79:15

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

79:15

John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:00

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:59

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

76:25

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

75:47

Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:47

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

73:30

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:38

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:38

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

70:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Matty Blair.

70:15

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

67:29

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Morris.

64:43

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62:14

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

62:14

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Jacob Murphy.

61:26

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:58

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Egan.

59:04

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

58:55

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

58:44

Attempt saved. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57:55

Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:55

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

57:09

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

56:20

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:20

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

54:08 Booking

Booking John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

53:49

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:49

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

53:04

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

52:36

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

50:36

Foul by Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town).

50:36

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:31

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

48:21

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:43

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

44:27

Attempt missed. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner.

43:41

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

40:28

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Southend United).

40:28

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Coker.

39:02

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

36:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 0. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

35:28

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

35:28

Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:41 Booking

Booking Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

34:28

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

34:28

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:38

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

28:46

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:46

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

27:12

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

25:40

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

19:05

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

19:05

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:45

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

14:51

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:51

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

11:17

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

10:58

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

8:56

Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:56

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

6:25

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

5:55

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

5:55

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:04

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

4:04

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:31

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

3:15

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

2:45

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

2:45

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:49

Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:49

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Southend United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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