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Southend United 2-2 Northampton Town

Northampton twice fought back to secure a League One draw at Southend.

The Shrimpers moved into the play-off places at the expense of FA Cup fifth-round heroes Millwall, with a point at Roots Hall.

But the Cobblers dug in and John Joe O'Toole's equaliser just before half time saw Justin Edinburgh's side pick up a share of the spoils.

Southend took the lead in the 20th minute when winger Jermaine McGlashan tapped home from close range after Simon Cox had failed to make contact with Ben Coker's left-wing cross.

Northampton equalized nine minutes later when Marc Richards netted from 20 yards after Matt Taylor''s left-wing cross had been cleared into his path by Coker.

However, the Shrimpers were back in front within two minutes when Jason Demetriou's left-footed shot deflected into the path of Cox who volleyed in from close range as he netted for the sixth home game in succession.

But Northampton made sure of a point just before the break when O'Toole bundled the ball home after Taylor's 25 yard free-kick had struck the inside of the left post.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 84mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 35FerdinandSubstituted forInnissat 69'minutes
  • 3CokerBooked at 52mins
  • 10Cox
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 8Timlin
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 62'minutes
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forRangerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 16Amos
  • 29Nouble
  • 31Robinson
  • 33Inniss
  • 40Bexon
  • 50Ranger

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 32EardleyBooked at 45mins
  • 5DiamondBooked at 90mins
  • 22NyatangaBooked at 45mins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forAndersonat 62'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8BoatengSubstituted forMcCourtat 63'minutes
  • 24SmithBooked at 77mins
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Anderson
  • 6Zakuani
  • 7Anderson
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 26Cornell
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
8,425

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Southend United).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Michael Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jak McCourt (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marc Richards.

Hand ball by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Ryan Inniss replaces Anton Ferdinand because of an injury.

Delay in match Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) because of an injury.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jak McCourt replaces Hiram Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Anderson replaces Gregg Wylde.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Nile Ranger replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Attempt saved. Gregg Wylde (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd33198659352465
2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Bradford331216542311152
6Southend32131184739850
7Millwall3114894740750
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough32138114541447
10Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
11Walsall33111394143-246
12Oxford Utd30127113733443
13Charlton3191574033742
14Northampton33117155054-440
15Wimbledon31912104141039
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham32811134050-1035
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3276193152-2127
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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