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Southend United 2-2 Northampton Town

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes saw Southend United secure a draw with 10-man Northampton Town at Roots Hall.

The Cobblers led 2-0 at the break but strikes from Jason Demetriou and Anthony Wordsworth saw Phil Brown's side fight back to pick up a share of the spoils.

Northampton opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Leon Barnett's low shot from Yaser Kasim's right-wing corner was deflected into his own net by Nile Ranger.

The Cobblers doubled their advantage when Matt Crooks curled a low 20-yard shot into the bottom right-hand corner.

However, Southend stepped things up at the start of the second half with Demetriou firing home a deflected 20-yard shot.

And, two minutes later, Wordsworth, who was making his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury in April, burst into the box to score.

But the Cobblers dug in to pick up a point despite Crooks being shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5FerdinandBooked at 90mins
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 8TimlinBooked at 61mins
  • 16YearwoodBooked at 62minsSubstituted forHendrieat 66'minutes
  • 4WordsworthSubstituted forMcGlashanat 61'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 50Ranger

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 9Fortuné
  • 17McGlashan
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Ingram
  • 3Buchanan
  • 5BarnettBooked at 60mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 40mins
  • 29GrimesBooked at 23mins
  • 4Kasim
  • 22CrooksBooked at 90mins
  • 10Revell
  • 19LongSubstituted forWatersat 60'minutes
  • 11PowellBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 7Waters
  • 9Richards
  • 15Bowditch
  • 16Pierre
  • 26Poole
  • 27Hanley
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,532

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 2, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Anton Ferdinand (Southend United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from very close range misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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