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Southend United 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Southend's winless streak was extended to nine matches following a draw against struggling Wycombe Wanderers at Roots Hall.

Anthony Stewart almost put the visitors ahead in the first half but his header was narrowly saved by Daniel Bentley.

The Shrimpers went in front after the break when Barry Corr headed home Kevan Hurst's corner.

Paris Cowan-Hall levelled when his long-range shot hit the crossbar before rebounding in off Bentley's back.

Southend remain in the League Two play off places in seventh, whilst Wycombe are 21st and five points clear of the relegation places.

Southend United boss Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post match: Southend boss Phil Brown

"I asked for quality in the final third and I think we got the quality, we just couldn't get over the winning line.

"It's summing us up at the moment. We're not firing on all cylinders for sure, it's amazing what a win would do. It would turn everything round and confidence levels would come back.

"I don't think they are playing with fear. I just feel teams are coming to Roots Hall now and doing a turn on us.

"I thought we were better team by a long, long way, but we've only got a point."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"It's a good point away from home here at Roots Hall. It's a tough side and Phil Brown's a good manager. I thought we defended really well. Resilience was the word. We've got this new-found resilience and it's paid dividends.

"We'll get the rub of the green sometimes and it's starting to happen and what a time for it to happen. We have got to keep breeding this positivity and hopefully we can build on this at Hartlepool. Seven points in a week is a real turn around and I'm delighted.

"This run we're on we're finding we're hard to break down. We're hard to beat, and that's the starting block for any good team."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3CokerBooked at 80mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 5Phillips
  • 32Egan
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forPayneat 80'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forBarnardat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 16Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 25Chambers
  • 29Gomis
  • 39Barnard

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10BloomfieldBooked at 86mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Johnson
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 65'minutes
  • 4Scowen
  • 20CraigSubstituted forMorganat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 29McClureSubstituted forKuffourat 77'minutes
  • 22Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 7Morgan
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Pierre
  • 21Kewley-Graham
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,502

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  5. Post update

    Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

  16. Booking

    Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Anthony Straker.

  20. Booking

    Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield331710655302561
2Scunthorpe341515453341960
3Rochdale33186953361760
4Burton34151183834456
5Oxford Utd341413746311555
6Fleetwood33165124839953
7Southend341311104132950
8Plymouth33139113836248
9Hartlepool34129133938145
10York341013114038243
11Newport311110104140143
12Wimbledon34119143439-542
13Cheltenham331012113945-642
14Dag & Red331011123941-241
15Morecambe331010133647-1140
16Bury32912113838039
17Bristol Rovers33912123133-239
18Exeter34109153945-639
19Portsmouth33912123748-1139
20Mansfield34912133447-1339
21Wycombe33911133640-438
22Accrington33910143644-837
23Northampton3389162743-1633
24Torquay3379173151-2030
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