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Southend United 2-2 Northampton Town

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes saw Southend United secure a draw with 10-man Northampton Town at Roots Hall.

The Cobblers led 2-0 at the break but strikes from Jason Demetriou and Anthony Wordsworth saw Phil Brown's side fight back to pick up a share of the spoils.

Northampton opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Leon Barnett's low shot from Yaser Kasim's right-wing corner was deflected into his own net by Nile Ranger.

The Cobblers doubled their advantage when Matt Crooks curled a low 20-yard shot into the bottom right-hand corner.

However, Southend stepped things up at the start of the second half with Demetriou firing home a deflected 20-yard shot.

And, two minutes later, Wordsworth, who was making his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury in April, burst into the box to score.

But the Cobblers dug in to pick up a point despite Crooks being shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5FerdinandBooked at 90mins
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 8TimlinBooked at 61mins
  • 16YearwoodBooked at 62minsSubstituted forHendrieat 66'minutes
  • 4WordsworthSubstituted forMcGlashanat 61'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 50Ranger

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 9Fortuné
  • 17McGlashan
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono

Northampton

  • 13Ingram
  • 3Buchanan
  • 5BarnettBooked at 60mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 40mins
  • 29GrimesBooked at 23mins
  • 4Kasim
  • 22CrooksBooked at 90mins
  • 10Revell
  • 19LongSubstituted forWatersat 60'minutes
  • 11PowellBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 7Waters
  • 9Richards
  • 15Bowditch
  • 16Pierre
  • 26Poole
  • 27Hanley
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,532

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United).

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from very close range misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen Hendrie replaces Dru Yearwood.

Booking

Dru Yearwood (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Booking

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

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Chris Long.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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