Accrington Stanley 1-1 Southend United

Luke Prosser's late header earned Southend a point at Accrington.

Stanley led with an own goal from Mark Phillips, the Shrimpers' centre-back turning Lee Naylor's cross into his own net just after the hour mark.

Home keeper Andrew Dawber made a series of fine saves, twice denying Michael Timlin, while George Bowerman twice failed to hit the target for the hosts.

And Dawber was powerless to prevent Prosser nodding in Kevan Hurst's corner to ensure the points were shared.

Southend are still in the play-off places, three points behind leaders Chesterfield, while Accrington are three points above the relegation zone.

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Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Southend are as good a side as we've played. It shows how far we've come to be disappointed not to take all three points.

"We showed excellent passages of play and some excellent defending, apart from their goal.

"The centre-half has headed it unmarked and it's just a lack of communication. It's unfortunate that one of the smallest things in the game is the thing that's cost us two points."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield23118433191441
2Scunthorpe2311843324941
3Burton2312562722541
4Rochdale2312473528740
5Oxford Utd23108534211338
6Southend2311572820838
7Newport2210753022837
8Fleetwood2211293428635
9Morecambe2410592932-335
10Cheltenham248973133-233
11Exeter239593031-132
12Dag & Red238783028231
13Hartlepool238782725231
14Plymouth238692025-530
15Wimbledon227782426-228
16Wycombe227692929027
17Portsmouth236892836-826
18Accrington2367102531-625
19Mansfield2367102533-825
20Bury235992730-324
21Bristol Rovers2358102025-523
22York2341092631-522
23Torquay2357112437-1322
24Northampton2347121730-1319
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