Match ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.
Conor McLaughlin's late header rescued a valuable point for relegation-threatened Fleetwood at Southend.
After a goalless first half, Fleetwood went in front when Bobby Grant's superb long-range effort flew beyond Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
Adam Barrett's header and Jack Payne's 18-yard strike looked to have sealed a Southend comeback, but McLaughlin's close-range header levelled the scores.
The draw moved the Cod Army one point clear of the bottom four in League One.
But any chance of a late play-off push now looks to be over for Phil Brown's Southend, who drop to 11th, nine points behind sixth-placed Walsall.
- 5ThompsonBooked at 43mins
- 7WorrallSubstituted forWhiteat 88'minutes
- 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 60'minutes
- 17McLaughlinSubstituted forMcQueenat 79'minutes
- 5JónssonSubstituted forHunterat 84'minutes
- 37ScougallSubstituted forBallat 77'minutes
- 14GrantSubstituted forColeat 87'minutes
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.
Goal! Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Amari'i Bell.
Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces David Worrall.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Bobby Grant.
Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).
Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Eggert Jónsson.
Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.
Goal! Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Deegan.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.
Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Stephen McLaughlin.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.
Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Stefan Scougall.
(Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).
Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.