League Two
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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Southend United

Barry Corr

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 14Hogan
  • 25Jordan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 17BlairSubstituted forParkinat 71'minutes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 36Hume
  • 23Ball
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 9Parkin
  • 16Cresswell
  • 21Allen
  • 29Barton

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 32EganBooked at 55mins
  • 35Sokolik
  • 15Ja MurphySubstituted forStrakerat 62'minutes
  • 18LeonardBooked at 35mins
  • 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 90'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Hurst

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16C Clifford
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Chambers
  • 39Barnard
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,323

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Steven Schumacher.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

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

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

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

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

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

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

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

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

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Matty Blair.

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Morris.

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Jacob Murphy.

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Egan.

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

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

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

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

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

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

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale452491268462281
2Scunthorpe452020566422480
3Chesterfield442115867392878
4Fleetwood4522101365501576
5Burton441915104739872
6York4518161150391170
7Southend4518151255391669
8Oxford Utd451614155247562
9Plymouth451611184855-759
10Bury451319135951858
11Portsmouth451416155363-1058
12Dag & Red451415165057-757
13Mansfield451415164858-1057
14Wimbledon451414174754-756
15Newport451316165458-455
16Cheltenham451316165160-955
17Accrington451315175154-354
18Hartlepool451411205054-453
19Morecambe451314185264-1253
20Exeter451313195257-552
21Bristol Rovers451214194353-1050
22Northampton451214193956-1750
23Wycombe451114204354-1147
24Torquay45129244263-2145
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