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Southend United 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Ryan Edwards' second-half header secured Plymouth Argyle a draw at Southend United in League One.

An early own goal from Pilgrims defender Sonny Bradley put the Shrimpers in front at Roots Hall.

But Edwards' 62nd-minute equaliser ensured the game ended all square.

Southend - beaten 5-0 at Rotherham in their previous outing - bossed the majority of the first half and took the lead when Jermaine McGlashan's right-wing cross was diverted into his own net by Bradley.

The Shrimpers remained on top with Ryan Leonard shooting inches over from 20 yards and Edwards almost putting past his own goalkeeper when he stabbed a left-wing cross from Stephen Hendrie wide of the left post.

But, following a double substitution at the break, Plymouth improved at the start of the second half with Nathan Blissett having a low shot smartly saved by Mark Oxley.

The Pilgrims stayed on top and equalised in the 66th minute when Edwards headed home Graham Carey's left-wing corner before Oxley brilliantly denied Carey late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 2Hendrie
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 82'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 8TimlinBooked at 88mins
  • 7Kightly
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobinsonat 65'minutes
  • 9Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 11McLaughlin
  • 12Ba
  • 16Yearwood
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3SawyerBooked at 63mins
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxBooked at 23minsSubstituted forSongo'oat 45'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 16GrantSubstituted forAinsworthat 45'minutes
  • 13Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,861

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home16
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Jervis.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Michael Timlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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