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Southend United 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Andrew Crofts' last-minute volley secured Charlton a draw at Southend.

The Shrimpers seemed set for a fourth victory in succession when Simon Cox fired them in front midway through the first half.

But the Addicks hit back at the death to pick up a point.

In-form Southend, who have now not lost for 12 games, went in front after 24 minutes when Cox neatly teed himself up before netting a well-taken left-footed shot from 12 yards.

However, Joe Aribo and Jorge Teixeira were then both denied by Southend goalkeeper Ted Smith before the Shrimpers almost made it 2-0 when Stephen McLaughlin fired against the right post.

In reply, Ezri Konsa and Jordan Botaka were both superbly denied by Smith before Aribo curled an effort against the crossbar.

The Shrimpers replied with Will Atkinson having an effort tipped over by Dillon Phillips before Marc-Antoine Fortune bundled the ball wide from close range.

And the wasted opportunities returned to haunt Southend as Crofts slammed home an 89th-minute volley via the underside of the crossbar.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 80'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 66minsSubstituted forRangerat 73'minutes
  • 14Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Bridge
  • 40Bexon
  • 50Ranger

Charlton

  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 5BauerBooked at 48mins
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21FoxBooked at 71minsSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 77'minutes
  • 32Aribo
  • 8Crofts
  • 17UlvestadSubstituted forUmerahat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Chicksen
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forBotakaat 64'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 2Foley
  • 6Johnson
  • 14Botaka
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
  • 31Umerah
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
10,329

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

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

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Josh Umerah (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

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

Foul by Josh Umerah (Charlton Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Aribo.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Josh Umerah replaces Fredrik Ulvestad.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Attempt blocked. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Stephen McLaughlin because of an injury.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Morgan Fox.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Nile Ranger replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ted Smith.

Attempt saved. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd24155443232050
2Bolton24154532151749
3Scunthorpe24146447222548
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2491232920939
6Southend2410863529638
7Peterborough23107637251237
8Fleetwood2410773528737
9Millwall2411493937237
10Bristol Rovers2410683940-136
11Wimbledon248883430432
12Charlton2471162925432
13Oxford Utd248792828031
14Walsall2471072631-531
15Northampton2486103434030
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2464143346-1322
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2448122135-1420
24Oldham2339111227-1518
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