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Southend United 1-1 Swindon Town

Southend's frustrating recent record against Swindon continued with a draw against the Robins at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers seemed set for a third win in a row when Will Atkinson fired Phil Brown's side in front on his 150th appearance for the club.

But Jonathan Obika netted an equaliser 17 minutes from time to make it nine games without defeat for Swindon against Southend.

The hosts - who have now gone seven league games without defeat - opened the scoring after only 12 minutes with Atkinson on target for the third time in two games.

The midfielder was picked out by Anthony Wordsworth's through ball and stabbed a low, left-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net from close range.

However, Swindon hit back to equalise after a spell of sustained pressure in the 73rd minute with Obika firing a deflected left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

Southend piled on the pressure late on with Stephen McLaughlin, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Wordsworth all being denied by Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 22mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10Cox
  • 50RangerSubstituted forFortunéat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 14Fortuné
  • 15Sokolik
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith
  • 28Matsuzaka

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 20Furlong
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 82mins
  • 28Jones
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 4ThomasBooked at 45mins
  • 5Rodgers
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 22MurraySubstituted forNorrisat 60'minutes
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 18Evans
  • 33Norris
  • 35Young
  • 36Twine
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
5,715

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Anton Rodgers.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Anton Rodgers.

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tom Smith replaces John Goddard.

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nile Ranger.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Anton Rodgers.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt blocked. Nile Ranger (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Swindon Town 1. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Sean Murray.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe19134240162443
2Sheff Utd18114333201337
3Bolton19114423121137
4Bradford1998227171035
5Rochdale199372722530
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon197752822628
8Fleetwood198472924528
9Southend197662627-127
10Bristol Rovers197662732-527
11Charlton186842518726
12Port Vale197572429-526
13Millwall187472929025
14Oxford Utd197482323025
15Northampton196672827124
16Gillingham196582632-623
17Walsall185762228-622
18Swindon195592028-820
19Bury1962112635-920
20Coventry194781623-719
21MK Dons194692329-618
22Oldham193881121-1017
23Chesterfield1943122132-1115
24Shrewsbury1935111934-1514
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