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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Southend United

Luke Prosser's late header earned Southend a point at Accrington.

Stanley led with an own goal from Mark Phillips, the Shrimpers' centre-back turning Lee Naylor's cross into his own net just after the hour mark.

Home keeper Andrew Dawber made a series of fine saves, twice denying Michael Timlin, while George Bowerman twice failed to hit the target for the hosts.

And Dawber was powerless to prevent Prosser nodding in Kevan Hurst's corner to ensure the points were shared.

Southend are still in the play-off places, three points behind leaders Chesterfield, while Accrington are three points above the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Southend are as good a side as we've played. It shows how far we've come to be disappointed not to take all three points.

"We showed excellent passages of play and some excellent defending, apart from their goal.

"The centre-half has headed it unmarked and it's just a lack of communication. It's unfortunate that one of the smallest things in the game is the thing that's cost us two points."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 22Dawber
  • 16Hunt
  • 27Naylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 5AldredBooked at 86mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 15Mingoia
  • 8Richardson
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forGrayat 77'minutes
  • 2Murphy
  • 11Naismith

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forPayneat 72'minutes
  • 5Phillips
  • 6Prosser
  • 14Hurst
  • 18Leonard
  • 33WoodrowSubstituted forCorrat 66'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forEastwoodat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 10Corr
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,333

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1.
Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).
Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).
Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).
Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Dawber.
Attempt saved. Mark Phillips (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.
Hand ball by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).
Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.
Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by John White.
Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by John White.
Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.
Attempt blocked. John White (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces George Bowerman.
Attempt saved. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Goal!

Own Goal by Mark Phillips, Southend United. Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 0.
Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.
Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Anthony Straker.
Attempt saved. Anthony Straker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Joyce.
Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.
Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Attempt missed. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Hand ball by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Timlin.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Naylor.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2311841441
2Scunthorpe231184941
3Burton231256541
4Rochdale231247740
5Oxford Utd2310851338
6Southend231157838
7Newport221075837
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe241059-335
10Cheltenham24897-233
11Exeter23959-132
12Dag & Red23878231
13Hartlepool23878231
14Plymouth23869-530
15Wimbledon22778-228
16Wycombe22769027
17Portsmouth23689-826
18Accrington236710-625
19Mansfield236710-825
20Bury23599-324
21Bristol Rovers235810-523
22York234109-522
23Torquay235711-1322
24Northampton234712-1319
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