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Southend United 2-2 Fleetwood Town

Southend's Jack Payne
Jack Payne has scored five goals in his past eight games for Southend

Conor McLaughlin's late header rescued a valuable point for relegation-threatened Fleetwood at Southend.

After a goalless first half, Fleetwood went in front when Bobby Grant's superb long-range effort flew beyond Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Adam Barrett's header and Jack Payne's 18-yard strike looked to have sealed a Southend comeback, but McLaughlin's close-range header levelled the scores.

The draw moved the Cod Army one point clear of the bottom four in League One.

But any chance of a late play-off push now looks to be over for Phil Brown's Southend, who drop to 11th, nine points behind sixth-placed Walsall.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 43mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forWhiteat 88'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 22Deegan
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 60'minutes
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forMcQueenat 79'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 25Kamara
  • 43Malarczyk

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 4Jordan
  • 7Bell
  • 8Ryan
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forHunterat 84'minutes
  • 37ScougallSubstituted forBallat 77'minutes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 11Burns
  • 14GrantSubstituted forColeat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Ball
  • 31Nilsson
  • 40Gogic
  • 42Grant
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
6,644

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 2. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces David Worrall.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Bobby Grant.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Eggert Jónsson.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Deegan.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Stefan Scougall.

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Adam Barrett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Southend United).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Will Atkinson.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Eggert Jónsson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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