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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Southend United

Barry Corr

Barry Corr secured Southend United a point at Fleetwood and guaranteed the Shrimpers a League Two play-off spot.

Steven Schumacher put Fleetwood ahead, his whipped, left-wing free-kick evading everyone to sneak in.

Three minutes later, Corr thumped home from a corner to restore parity, before Daniel Bentley made a string of second-half saves to make sure of the point.

Fleetwood sit two points behind third-placed Chesterfield with a match to go, but the Spireites have a game in hand.

The result likely ends the Cod Army's hopes of automatic promotion, as Chesterfield's vastly superior goal difference will mean they need a point from their final two fixtures.

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney told BBC Essex:

"I thought it was a decent game, end-to-end, we had to battle away and we deserved a point.

"We're disappointed with the goal we conceded, we didn't really think it was a free-kick and they've took it again and were able to put a decent ball in.

"As the game went on we got stronger and stronger, the game got stretched and we looked like we were going to nick one.

"It's great to be there [in the play-offs], we'd have liked automatic [promotion]. We're hoping we are coming into some real momentum and the season's coming to an end."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 14Hogan
  • 25Jordan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 17BlairSubstituted forParkinat 71'minutes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 36Hume
  • 23Ball
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 9Parkin
  • 16Cresswell
  • 21Allen
  • 29Barton

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 32EganBooked at 55mins
  • 35Sokolik
  • 15MurphySubstituted forStrakerat 62'minutes
  • 18LeonardBooked at 35mins
  • 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 90'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Hurst

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16Clifford
  • 23Thompson
  • 25Chambers
  • 39Barnard
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,323

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  4. Post update

    John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Steven Schumacher.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  19. Post update

    Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale452491268462281
2Scunthorpe452020566422480
3Chesterfield442115867392878
4Fleetwood4522101365501576
5Burton441915104739872
6York4518161150391170
7Southend4518151255391669
8Oxford Utd451614155247562
9Plymouth451611184855-759
10Bury451319135951858
11Portsmouth451416155363-1058
12Dag & Red451415165057-757
13Mansfield451415164858-1057
14Wimbledon451414174754-756
15Newport451316165458-455
16Cheltenham451316165160-955
17Accrington451315175154-354
18Hartlepool451411205054-453
19Morecambe451314185264-1253
20Exeter451313195257-552
21Bristol Rovers451214194353-1050
22Northampton451214193956-1750
23Wycombe451114204354-1147
24Torquay45129244263-2145
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