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Southend United 1-1 Exeter City

Graham Cummins
Graham Cummins is Exeter's top scorer this season with four goals

Graham Cummins' second-half goal gave Exeter a deserved draw at Southend.

The striker latched onto Liam Sercombe's pass and slotted into the net with just over ten minutes left.

David Worrall's first goal for the Shrimpers had put the hosts in front just after the half hour as he headed in Will Atkinson's pinpoint deep cross.

Lee Barnard also hit the post and Jack Payne had two efforts cleared off the line for Southend, while Jimmy Keohane struck the upright for the Grecians.

After failing to score in successive defeats to Morecambe and Luton, the clock had just ticked past 300 minutes without a league goal for Southend when former Bury man Worrall nodded in.

But Phil Brown's men, who have only scored 13 goals in as many League Two games this season, could not add to their tally despite creating a number of chances and were eventually made to pay when Cummins notched his fourth goal of the season.

The result means Southend are now without a league win in four games and they drop out of the play-off places, while Exeter remain in 17th.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Prosser
  • 23Binnom-WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Atkinson
  • 22Deegan
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forHurstat 89'minutes
  • 19PayneSubstituted forWestonat 78'minutes
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forCorrat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Corr
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 15Bolger
  • 16C Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 4Bennett
  • 8Oakley
  • 2Butterfield
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forWheelerat 45'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forNobleat 85'minutes
  • 14Grimes
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Keohane
  • 31Cummins

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
5,749

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Exeter City 1.

Booking

Jerome Williams (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jerome Williams (Southend United).

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Kevan Hurst replaces Michael Timlin.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

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

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Liam Sercombe because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Lee Barnard.

Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Jack Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Exeter City 1. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Booking

David Wheeler (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 1, Exeter City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Arron Davies because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 1, Exeter City 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe138411981128
2Bury1382323111226
3Burton138141615125
4Luton13733149524
5Plymouth13715148622
6Morecambe137151612422
7Shrewsbury136341610621
8Southend136341311221
9Newport135441613319
10Cheltenham135441313019
11Cambridge135352315818
12Northampton135352219318
13Wimbledon135352021-118
14Portsmouth134541112-117
15Stevenage135261619-317
16Mansfield135261216-417
17Exeter134451417-316
18Accrington135171824-616
19Dag & Red134271621-514
20Oxford Utd133461318-513
21Carlisle133371522-712
22Hartlepool13328820-1211
23York131751118-710
24Tranmere132381118-79
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