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Southend United 3-3 Fleetwood Town

Gary Waddock started his spell as Southend's caretaker manager by earning the club's first point of the season thanks to an entertaining draw against high-flying Fleetwood.

The Shrimpers, who parted company with Kevin Bond last week and had lost their first six league games, twice came from behind to draw level thanks to Stephen Humphrys' double.

Southend had opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Stephen McLaughlin curled home a free-kick.

But Fleetwood equalised in the 34th minute, with Jimmy Dunne heading home, and then took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Josh Morris scored after Danny Andrew's shot had been parried out by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

The hosts drew level three minutes into the second half with Humphrys netting a long-range free-kick.

But Fleetwood hit back just four minutes later when Kyle Dempsey headed home a right-wing cross from Lewie Coyle.

The visitors were unable to bag a fourth - a two-goal win would have sent them top of the table - and Southend took full advantage with Humphrys scoring his second of the game, firing home a powerful finish just three minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 15KiernanBooked at 32mins
  • 26Lennon
  • 39BlackmanSubstituted forDemetriouat 69'minutes
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forGoodshipat 58'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 16Hamilton
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forNdukwuat 79'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 7Humphrys

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 8Dieng
  • 13Bishop
  • 14Goodship
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 24Demetriou

Fleetwood

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Coyle
  • 4ClarkeBooked at 17mins
  • 12Dunne
  • 3Andrew
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forBigginsat 60'minutes
  • 15CouttsBooked at 78mins
  • 8Dempsey
  • 7BurnsBooked at 78mins
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forEvansat 69'minutes
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forSouttarat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 6Souttar
  • 9Evans
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 32Saunders
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,236

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Fleetwood Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Fleetwood Town 3.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

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

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Fleetwood Town 3. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ethan Hamilton.

Jimmy Dunne (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Mantom following a set piece situation.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harry Souttar replaces Josh Morris.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Layton Ndukwu replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town).

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

Booking

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Southend United).

Offside, Southend United. Harry Lennon tries a through ball, but Sam Mantom is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ched Evans with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rob Kiernan (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Demetriou replaces Andre Blackman.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans replaces Paddy Madden.

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Jordan Rossiter.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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