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Southend United 1-1 Gillingham

Anthony Wordsworth
Wordsworth scored his fourth goal of the season

Promotion hopefuls Southend and Gillingham had to settle for a point each at Roots Hall in League One.

The Gills started the stronger of the two teams, but it was Southend's Anthony Wordsworth who opened the scoring with an opportunistic finish.

Jack Payne spurned a fine chance to double the Shrimpers' lead, smashing the ball into the side-netting.

And Luke Norris made them pay, levelling for Gillingham from close range for his sixth goal of the season.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3CokerBooked at 33mins
  • 14HurstSubstituted forMcQueenat 76'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 25KamaraSubstituted forLozaat 63'minutes
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 19Barnett
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 24O'Neill

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 15Morris
  • 5EhmerBooked at 87mins
  • 50OshilajaBooked at 45mins
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 77minsSubstituted forJacksonat 80'minutes
  • 8HessenthalerSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 18CroftsBooked at 31mins
  • 24Dickenson
  • 14Samuel
  • 19Norris

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 3Garmston
  • 9Williams
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Donnelly
  • 34Oldaker
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
9,135

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sam McQueen (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ryan Jackson replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam McQueen (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. George Williams replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Kevan Hurst.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Jamar Loza (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jamar Loza replaces Glen Kamara.

Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Glen Kamara.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Crofts (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Glen Kamara (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan371814560342668
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley371841559481158
7Bradford371610114338558
8Coventry3715111158401856
9Southend371510124945455
10Port Vale381510134445-155
11Rochdale37159135148354
12Sheff Utd371410135248452
13Scunthorpe371410134343052
14Swindon36148145553250
15Bury371310144760-1349
16Peterborough37146176260248
17Shrewsbury37129164656-1045
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool38108203549-1438
21Doncaster37910183851-1337
22Oldham36716133650-1437
23Crewe37612193865-2730
24Colchester37610214686-4028
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