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Southend United 2-2 Fleetwood Town

Southend's Jack Payne
Jack Payne has scored five goals in his past eight games for Southend

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.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 43mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forWhiteat 88'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 22Deegan
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 60'minutes
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forMcQueenat 79'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 25Kamara
  • 43Malarczyk

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 4Jordan
  • 7Bell
  • 8Ryan
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forHunterat 84'minutes
  • 37ScougallSubstituted forBallat 77'minutes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 11Burns
  • 14GrantSubstituted forColeat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Ball
  • 31Nilsson
  • 40Gogic
  • 42Grant
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
6,644

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

  3. Goal!

    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.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces David Worrall.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Bobby Grant.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

  7. Post update

    Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Eggert Jónsson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  10. Goal!

    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.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Stefan Scougall.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  19. Post update

    Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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