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Southend United 2-2 Rochdale

Rochdale came from behind to earn their fourth draw in a row, as Southend United let a two-goal lead slip.

The Shrimpers took the lead through a David Mooney penalty, after Ryan Leonard was brought down in the box by Rochdale keeper Josh Lillis.

A low shot by Leonard made it 2-0 but Dale got back into the game when Joe Bunney's deflected volley went in.

Michael Rose equalised with a 25-yard free-kick and Calvin Andrew was denied a late Dale winner by Daniel Bentley.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Southend v Rochdale

"I put a lot of trust in the players, a lot of belief in the players and that first-half performance was rancid.

"It looked as though we hadn't been doing anything all week except probably playing cards or tiddlywinks.

"The players are not putting into practice what we worked on during the week.

"At times in the first half if I was a supporter watching Rochdale, I probably would have gone home. That is a sad reflection on me and my time at this club."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forReaat 71'minutes
  • 15Bolger
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganSubstituted forAtkinsonat 81'minutes
  • 8TimlinBooked at 24mins
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forWorrallat 85'minutes
  • 23Pigott
  • 9Mooney

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Payne
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 20Rea
  • 28Williams

Rochdale

  • 1LillisBooked at 38mins
  • 33KennedySubstituted forAndrewat 45'minutes
  • 6LancashireBooked at 72mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 17Tanser
  • 28Camps
  • 8LundBooked at 90mins
  • 24AllenSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 45'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes
  • 39Bunney
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 12McDermott
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 25Rose
  • 44Castro Pereira
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
6,111

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Rochdale 2.

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Coker.

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

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Gary Deegan.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Rochdale 2. Michael Rose (Rochdale) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces John White because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John White.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Rochdale 1. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Calvin Andrew.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall1695228141432
2Burton1610241613332
3Gillingham1694331181331
4Coventry1584325141128
5Wigan167632618827
6Bury167632824427
7Millwall167452423125
8Sheff Utd167362622424
9Scunthorpe167272118323
10Chesterfield167272223-123
11Southend166551718-123
12Peterborough166373227521
13Rochdale165652018221
14Bradford155641618-221
15Port Vale165561818020
16Colchester165562534-920
17Shrewsbury165291923-417
18Doncaster164571322-917
19Oldham1621041723-616
20Blackpool154471522-716
21Fleetwood164391924-515
22Barnsley154291623-714
23Swindon163492027-713
24Crewe163491424-1013
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