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Southend United 1-1 Rochdale

Southend missed the chance to close the gap on the top three after they shared a point with Rochdale.

Rochdale took the lead through Jamie Allen who fired a well-struck effort in to the top corner of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

A double goal-line clearance from Luke Prosser stopped Rochdale making it 2-0 before Kevan Hurst levelled prior to half time with a well-struck shot.

The Shrimpers came close to winning it when Barry Corr headed against the bar.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Rochdale boss Hill

"It was a tough game in tough conditions.

"I think we showed our heart and I believe that if we'd have scored a second goal, we would have won the game.

"The equaliser was unfortunate, probably avoidable, but I'm relatively pleased to come to Southend and get a point."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18LeonardBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWoodrowat 56'minutes
  • 15Kiernan
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forPhillipsat 45'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinBooked at 61mins
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forEastwoodat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 5Phillips
  • 7Eastwood
  • 16C Clifford
  • 23Thompson
  • 33Woodrow

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 25Rose
  • 22O'Connell
  • 6Lancashire
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forCavanaghat 70'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forDoneat 78'minutes
  • 12LundBooked at 86mins
  • 29Cummins
  • 24Allen
  • 11HoganSubstituted forVincentiat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 4Cavanagh
  • 7Vincenti
  • 14Héry
  • 16Done
  • 21Thomson
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,104

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Ian Henderson.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Scott Hogan.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Cavanagh replaces Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Robert Kiernan (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Ryan Leonard.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John White.

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield21116431171439
2Oxford Utd20107332161637
3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Southend2110472619734
6Scunthorpe209742722534
7Burton2010462421334
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter218582729-229
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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