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Southend   0 - 0   Exeter

Southend 0-0 Exeter

Strugglers Southend and Exeter had to make do with a point apiece after a dull goalless draw at Roots Hall.

Scott Vernon enjoyed the best chance of the first-half but he shot straight at Exeter keeper Paul Jones.

Jones kept his side in it after the restart, tipping a Francis Laurent shot over and twice saving from Vernon.

Exeter rallied, though, and striker Adam Stansfield had a goal ruled out for offside while Matt Taylor and Richard Logan both went close late on.


Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:
"It was great to get a clean sheet, we have not had one since the game with Leyton Orient.

"It's something to build on, but we couldn't put the ball in the net.

"This is why ourselves and Exeter are down here, we don't score enough goals and take our chances."

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"I think we played excellently today, it was one of our best performances of recent weeks, if not months.

"You have to believe that performances like that will get our rewards and we so nearly got it.

"If we are as hard to beat as we were today, and play good football off the back of it, we'll have a really good chance."



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Saturday, 13 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 0-0 Exeter FT
(HT 0-0)

      Southend

      • 01 Mildenhall
      • 02 Francis
      • 03 Malone
      • 05 Baldwin
      • 06 Barrett
      • 07 Grant
      • 12 Scannell yellow card
      • 14 Moussa
      • 09 Paterson (Spencer 80)
      • 17 Vernon
      • 26 Laurent

      Substitutes

      • 36 Bentley,
      • 15 Sankofa,
      • 18 Herd,
      • 20 Mvoto Owono,
      • 28 Spencer,
      • 30 Crawford

      Exeter

      • 27 Jones
      • 02 Tully
      • 03 Duffy
      • 06 Taylor
      • 11 Golbourne
      • 48 Friend
      • 07 Harley
      • 21 Dunne
      • 22 Sercombe
      • 09 Stansfield (Fleetwood 77)
      • 50 Haber (Logan 68)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Marriott,
      • 26 Bennett,
      • 14 Cozic,
      • 28 Burnell,
      • 16 Stewart,
      • 20 Logan,
      • 45 Fleetwood
      Ref: SheldrakeAtt: 6,761
      SOUTHEND
      EXETER

      Possession

      • Southend 53%
      • Exeter 47%

      Attempts on target

      • Southend 9
      • Exeter 7

      Attempts off target

      • Southend 5
      • Exeter 5

      Corners

      • Southend 5
      • Exeter 6

      Fouls

      • Southend 14
      • Exeter 9
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:01 The referee brings the game to a close.
      • 90:00+2:01 The ball is crossed by Liam Sercombe, Franck Moussa manages to make a clearance. Shot from outside the box by Stuart Fleetwood misses to the left of the goal.
      • 90:00+1:40 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Harley.
      • 90:00+1:31 The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
      • 90:00+0:36 Unfair challenge on Stuart Fleetwood by Adam Barrett results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Ryan Harley, Richard Logan takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 89:44 Centre by Scott Golbourne.
      • 88:58 Simon Francis challenges Richard Logan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.
      • 88:32 Liam Sercombe delivers the ball, Richard Logan takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 88:12 Anthony Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Tully. Ryan Harley takes the free kick.
      • 86:58 Damian Scannell crosses the ball, Paul Jones makes a save.
      • 86:15 Scott Golbourne crosses the ball, clearance made by Pat Baldwin.
      • 85:27 The ball is swung over by Stuart Fleetwood, clearance made by Adam Barrett.
      • 84:52 Scott Spencer concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Golbourne. Ryan Harley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Scott Malone manages to make a clearance.
      • 84:32 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
      • 84:18 Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Liam Sercombe results in a free kick. Anthony Grant takes the free kick.
      • 83:43 James Dunne takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in.
      • 83:08 Short corner worked by Ryan Harley, Scott Golbourne sends in a cross.
      • 83:03 Centre by Scott Golbourne, clearance by Pat Baldwin.
      • 82:29 The ball is crossed by Simon Francis.
      • 81:58 Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Malone, save by Paul Jones.
      • 81:40 Simon Francis takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in.
      • 80:19 Steve Tully sends in a cross, save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 80:05 The ball is delivered by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Scott Malone.
      • 79:06 Richard Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
      • 79:06 Substitution Scott Spencer replaces Matthew Paterson.
      • 78:03 Franck Moussa challenges Ryan Harley unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Dunne takes the free kick.
      • 77:55 The ball is sent over by Damian Scannell.
      • 77:32 Ryan Harley produces a cross, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
      • 76:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley played to the near post.
      • 76:45 Substitution Stuart Fleetwood replaces Adam Stansfield.
      • 76:25 Adam Stansfield takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Barrett.
      • 76:07 Francis Laurent takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
      • 75:39 Richard Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Scannell. Scott Malone takes the direct free kick.
      • 72:39 Scott Golbourne crosses the ball, save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 72:22 George Friend fouled by Franck Moussa, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.
      • 71:16 Damian Scannell delivers the ball, Paul Jones makes a save.
      • 69:47 Simon Francis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Taylor.
      • 69:38 Simon Francis crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Tully.
      • 67:05 Substitution Marcus Haber goes off and Richard Logan comes on.
      • 65:50 Liam Sercombe has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 65:43 The ball is crossed by Steve Tully, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance.
      • 64:56 Ryan Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paterson. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
      • 63:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Haber by Adam Barrett. Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.
      • 62:12 Unfair challenge on Pat Baldwin by Marcus Haber results in a free kick. Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.
      • 61:00 Steve Tully concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Paterson. Scott Malone restarts play with the free kick.
      • 58:17 A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance made by Ryan Harley.
      • 57:49 Simon Francis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
      • 54:41 Anthony Grant crosses the ball.
      • 54:22 The ball is swung over by Damian Scannell.
      • 53:39 Franck Moussa produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
      • 53:04 Simon Francis takes the inswinging corner, Marcus Haber manages to make a clearance.
      • 52:18 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Anthony Grant makes a clearance.
      • 52:12 Centre by Scott Golbourne, Adam Barrett makes a clearance.
      • 50:24 Francis Laurent delivers the ball.
      • 48:57 The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Stansfield. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.
      • 48:30 James Dunne takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.
      • 48:25 A cross is delivered by Ryan Harley, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
      • 47:18 Francis Laurent has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
      • 47:06 Scott Vernon takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Jones.
      • 46:52 Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
      • 46:10 Simon Francis takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Dunne.
      • 45:55 Francis Laurent takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
      • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:04 The players leave the pitch at half time.
      • 44:32 Ryan Harley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
      • 41:59 Steve Tully crosses the ball, save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 41:00 Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.
      • 40:38 Unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.
      • 39:09 The ball is delivered by Francis Laurent, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
      • 39:01 The ball is sent over by Damian Scannell, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.
      • 36:45 Foul by Franck Moussa on James Dunne, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by George Friend.
      • 33:59 Paul Jones takes the free kick.
      • 33:59 Booking Damian Scannell is cautioned.
      • 33:53 Damian Scannell is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
      • 32:16 The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne.
      • 32:01 The ball is delivered by George Friend, clearance by Scott Malone.
      • 31:40 A cross is delivered by Adam Stansfield, clearance made by Pat Baldwin.
      • 30:59 The ball is delivered by George Friend, James Dunne takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 26:51 Scott Golbourne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 21:09 Francis Laurent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Direct free kick taken by George Friend.
      • 20:32 Centre by Scott Malone.
      • 20:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.
      • 19:40 James Dunne takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 19:33 George Friend produces a cross, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
      • 19:04 Unfair challenge on George Friend by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.
      • 18:27 Matthew Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
      • 18:10 A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.
      • 17:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Harley on Matthew Paterson. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.
      • 15:53 Marcus Haber produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 15:23 Francis Laurent concedes a free kick for a foul on James Dunne. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.
      • 13:49 Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
      • 12:28 Damian Scannell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 11:56 Steve Tully concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Scott Malone takes the free kick.
      • 11:46 Scott Malone takes a shot. Richard Duffy gets a block in.
      • 11:01 Marcus Haber is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Barrett.
      • 10:39 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
      • 9:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Simon Francis.
      • 6:08 The ball is sent over by Scott Malone, Franck Moussa produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
      • 5:54 Simon Francis delivers the ball, Matthew Paterson takes a shot.
      • 4:36 Centre by Damian Scannell.
      • 2:42 Ryan Harley takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
      • 0:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
      • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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      As it stood on 13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Norwich 36 39 78
      2 Leeds United 36 32 71
      3 Charlton 36 19 66
      4 Millwall 36 21 65
      5 Colchester 35 16 63
      6 Swindon 35 11 63
      7 Huddersfield 36 16 58
      8 MK Dons 36 2 56
      9 Bristol Rovers 35 -3 52
      10 Southampton 34 26 47
      11 Yeovil 36 -2 44
      12 Carlisle 36 -4 44
      13 Walsall 35 -4 44
      14 Leyton Orient 36 -7 41
      15 Brentford 32 0 40
      16 Hartlepool 35 -11 38
      17 Gillingham 36 -11 38
      18 Brighton 35 -12 38
      19 Oldham 34 -12 37
      20 Tranmere 35 -25 37
      21 Exeter 35 -15 33
      22 Southend 35 -16 33
      23 Wycombe 36 -25 30
      24 Stockport 35 -35 24