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Southend United 1-1 Port Vale

Anthony Wordsworth's 83rd-minute equaliser rescued a point for Southend against struggling Port Vale at Roots Hall.

Vale have yet to win in any competition in 2017 but threatened to end the barren stretch when Chris Eagles broke the deadlock by heading home 12 minutes from time.

But Wordsworth struck from close range soon after to make sure of a point for the play-off chasing Shrimpers and deny Vale, who are now without a win in nine League One matches and remain four points adrift of safety.

Phil Brown's side had been hoping to bounce back from last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Gillingham and they wasted a great chance to score in the 13th minute when an unmarked Simon Cox somehow fired wide from eight yards.

Vale hit back with Callum Guy having a goalbound shot brilliantly blocked by a sliding Adam Thompson before Sam Foley's header from Jerome Thomas' left-wing corner was nodded off the line by Jason Demetriou.

However, the visitors made the breakthrough in the 78th minute when Eagles headed home a Sam Foley free-kick.

But Southend fought back just five minutes later with Wordsworth sliding home a left-wing cross from Ben Coker for his 10th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 54'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 64minsSubstituted forNoubleat 73'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 29Nouble
  • 31Robinson
  • 40Bexon

Port Vale

  • 38Fasan
  • 25GuyBooked at 60mins
  • 2Purkiss
  • 24Smith
  • 19Tanser
  • 44EaglesBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTurnerat 84'minutes
  • 12PughSubstituted forReevesat 47'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forKellyat 44'minutes
  • 10Hooper
  • 15Forrester

Substitutes

  • 1Mehmet
  • 7Kelly
  • 18Turner
  • 30Shalaj
  • 31Reeves
  • 34Gibbons
  • 46Shodipo
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
7,545

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away3

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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