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Southend United 2-2 Rotherham United

Sol Campbell is still waiting for his first League One win as Southend manager after Freddie Ladapo's second-half equaliser rescued Rotherham a 2-2 draw at Roots Hall.

Goals from Jason Demetriou and Sam Mantom had put the Shrimpers ahead after Rob Kiernan's own goal had given the Millers a half-time lead.

But Ladapo's effort on the hour mark meant Southend are still waiting for their first home league win of the campaign.

Campbell, who took charge in October, has seen his side take two points from their last three league games but they sit 10 points adrift of safety.

Rotherham broke the deadlock in the 30th minute following a goalmouth scramble from a poorly hit Jake Hastie corner which eventually resulted in Kiernan putting the ball into his own net.

However, the Shrimpers fought back after the break and equalised from the penalty spot in the 49th minute, with Demetriou on target after Chiedozie Ogbene had been penalised for handball.

Just three minutes later Southend went in front with Mantom sweeping home a low, left-footed shot from 14 yards.

But Rotherham hit back on the hour with former Shrimpers striker Ladapo firing home from close range to ensure the game ended all square.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 15Kiernan
  • 8Dieng
  • 26Lennon
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forCoxat 83'minutes
  • 24Demetriou
  • 18MantomSubstituted forHutchinsonat 75'minutes
  • 5Milligan
  • 14GoodshipBooked at 80minsSubstituted forNdukwuat 87'minutes
  • 7Humphrys

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 10Cox
  • 16Hamilton
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 80mins
  • 15RobertsonBooked at 80mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 19OgbeneBooked at 48mins
  • 11BarlaserBooked at 37mins
  • 8Wiles
  • 23Hastie
  • 10Ladapo
  • 24SmithBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMorrisat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Vassell
  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 18Clarke
  • 26Lamy
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,652

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away14
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Rotherham United 2.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser.

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Ihiekwe with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Attempt blocked. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Layton Ndukwu replaces Brandon Goodship.

Foul by Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United).

Daniel Barlaser (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces Stephen McLaughlin because of an injury.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Brandon Goodship (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brandon Goodship (Southend United).

Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matthew Olosunde.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Rob Kiernan with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Carlton Morris replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser following a set piece situation.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Sam Mantom.

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Matthew Olosunde tries a through ball, but Michael Smith is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe20127130141643
2Ipswich19106329151436
3Peterborough20105543251835
4Bristol Rovers1910452925434
5Blackpool208933023733
6Rotherham2094732211131
7Coventry2071032523231
8Oxford Utd1986537201730
9Fleetwood189363124730
10Portsmouth197752924528
11Shrewsbury197751820-228
12Sunderland197662521427
13Gillingham206772322125
14Doncaster176652620624
15Lincoln City197392122-124
16Burton196672122-124
17Accrington205782930-122
18Rochdale2064102233-1122
19Wimbledon2055102531-620
20Tranmere1945102234-1217
21MK Dons2052131730-1317
22Southend2114162259-377
23Bolton173591139-282
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