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Oldham   2 - 2   Southend

Oldham v Southend

Oldham 2-2 Southend

Southend have been relegated to League Two despite a battling 2-2 draw at Oldham, who guaranteed their survival.

The Latics took the lead after just 71 seconds when Pawel Abbott set up Danny Whitaker, who found the top corner.

Southend were quickly back level through a close-range Francis Laurent header after Oldham failed to clear.

Paul Black put Oldham back in front when he burst into the box and drilled home his shot but Jean Mvoto's header ensured Southend picked up a point.

The Shrimpers, who have managed just one win in their last 20 games, played the last 20 minutes with 10 men because of injuries.

They battled bravely but could not find another goal to keep their survival hopes alive, and instead are back in the basement division for the first time since 2005.


Oldham boss Dave Penney told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The players have been excellent this month, we wanted to make sure we maintained that.

"First one is a decent move and Danny [Whittaker] had a great finish, and then [Paul] Blacky has bundled through two or three challenges and another good finish.

"We've got a lot of young players in there this year, and they'll benefit for this experience."

Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:

"I think that just typifies our season, three players having to go off with hamstrings. That just seems to be how it has gone this season.

"We've got two games to go and we just have to give it our all.

"Too many people had an off day today."

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oldham 2-2 Southend FT
(HT 2-1)Southend are relegated
  • Whitaker 2
  • Black 43
  • Laurent 6
  • Mvoto Owono 75

Oldham

  • 37 Flahavan
  • 06 Hazell
  • 16 Gregan
  • 21 Black
  • 07 Whitaker
  • 19 Lee
  • 20 Stephens yellow card (Furman 76 yellow card)
  • 26 Marrow (Millar 68)
  • 08 Smalley yellow card
  • 09 Abbott (Eaves 46)
  • 11 Guy

Substitutes

  • 01 Brill,
  • 02 Aljofree,
  • 04 Worthington,
  • 14 Furman,
  • 22 Brooke,
  • 27 Millar,
  • 38 Eaves

Southend

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Francis
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Barrett (Mvoto Owono 15)
  • 18 Herd
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 McCormack
  • 14 Moussa
  • 09 Paterson (Crawford 66 yellow card)
  • 17 Vernon
  • 26 Laurent (Christophe 42)

Substitutes

  • 21 Jack,
  • 03 Malone,
  • 15 Sankofa,
  • 20 Mvoto Owono,
  • 04 Christophe,
  • 22 O'Keefe,
  • 30 Crawford
Ref: TannerAtt: 4,225
OLDHAM
SOUTHEND

Possession

  • Oldham 58%
  • Southend 42%

Attempts on target

  • Oldham 4
  • Southend 4

Attempts off target

  • Oldham 6
  • Southend 2

Corners

  • Oldham 2
  • Southend 2

Fouls

  • Oldham 9
  • Southend 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:01 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+4:39 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker, Header on goal by Tom Eaves from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 90:00+4:26 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Clearance by Pat Baldwin.
  • 90:00+3:53 Alan McCormack challenges Deane Smalley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Furman.
  • 90:00+2:26 Kirk Millar sends in a cross.
  • 90:00+1:38 Lewis Guy is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 90:00+0:56 The ball is sent over by Kirk Millar.
  • 88:52 Free kick crossed right-footed by Simon Francis from left channel, Darryl Flahavan makes a comfortable save.
  • 88:52 Booking Dean Furman receives a yellow card.
  • 88:42 Foul by Dean Furman on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded.
  • 87:34 Danny Whitaker produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 85:56 Kieran Lee sends in a cross, save by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 85:08 Tom Eaves gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Simon Francis crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 84:34 Kirk Millar crosses the ball, save made by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 81:58 Lewis Guy has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:20 Foul by Anthony Grant on Dean Furman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Black.
  • 80:37 Foul by Kirk Millar on Johnny Herd, free kick awarded. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.
  • 79:44 Kirk Millar produces a cross, Dean Furman takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 78:18 Foul by Harry Crawford on Reuben Hazell, free kick awarded. Dean Furman crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 77:52 Booking The referee cautions Harry Crawford for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:23 Lewis Guy delivers the ball.
  • 76:37 The ball is crossed by Simon Francis.
  • 75:47 Substitution Dean Furman is brought on as a substitute for Dale Stephens.
  • 74:42 Harry Crawford provided the assist for the goal.
  • 74:42 GOAL - Jean Yves MvotoOldham 2 - 2 Southend Jean Yves Mvoto scores a headed goal from close in. Oldham 2-2 Southend.
  • 74:35 The ball is sent over by Harry Crawford,
  • 71:30 Tom Eaves concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan McCormack. Johnny Herd takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:02 Jean Francois Christophe challenges Dale Stephens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
  • 67:08 Substitution Kirk Millar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Marrow.
  • 66:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Alex Marrow. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 65:51 Substitution (Southend) makes a substitution, with Harry Crawford coming on for Matthew Paterson.
  • 65:28 A cross is delivered by Franck Moussa, comfortable save by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 64:45 Tom Eaves is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 64:03 Simon Francis takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 63:33 Simon Francis sends in a cross, clearance by Sean Gregan.
  • 63:20 Alex Marrow challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Francois Christophe takes the free kick.
  • 61:20 Effort from the edge of the area by Matthew Paterson goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 60:31 The referee blows for offside against Anthony Grant. Darryl Flahavan takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:33 Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Dale Stephens results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Simon Francis.
  • 57:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Pat Baldwin. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Dale Stephens.
  • 55:06 Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Tom Eaves, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dale Stephens, save made by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 52:39 Franck Moussa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Lee. Direct free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 52:30 Simon Francis delivers the ball.
  • 51:30 Unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Jean Francois Christophe results in a free kick. Dale Stephens takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:46 Tom Eaves crosses the ball.
  • 49:53 Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 48:38 Deane Smalley crosses the ball.
  • 46:48 Tom Eaves fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Black restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Pawel Abbott leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Eaves.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:59 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:27 Jean Francois Christophe concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Guy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dale Stephens from right wing.
  • 45:00+1:36 The ball is sent over by Danny Whitaker.
  • 45:00+1:13 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a save.
  • 45:00+0:32 Franck Moussa is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Lee.
  • 44:56 Johnny Herd crosses the ball.
  • 44:28 Short corner worked by Johnny Herd.
  • 42:03 GOAL - Paul BlackOldham 2 - 1 Southend Paul Black finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oldham 2-1 Southend.
  • 41:19 Substitution Jean Francois Christophe is brought on as a substitute for Francis Laurent.
  • 38:37 Dale Stephens challenges Alan McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
  • 35:10 Corner taken by Johnny Herd from the right by-line, Francis Laurent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Marrow. Direct free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
  • 34:15 Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:15 Booking Deane Smalley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:09 Foul by Deane Smalley on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded.
  • 32:51 Kieran Lee fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Reuben Hazell takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:52 Centre by Lewis Guy, clearance made by Pat Baldwin.
  • 24:36 Sean Gregan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paterson. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
  • 23:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Franck Moussa. Direct free kick taken by Sean Gregan.
  • 22:53 The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker.
  • 20:28 Unfair challenge on Danny Whitaker by Francis Laurent results in a free kick. Dale Stephens produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 19:09 Outswinging corner taken by Dale Stephens from the right by-line, clearance by Pat Baldwin.
  • 18:17 Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
  • 14:55 Substitution Jean Yves Mvoto on for Adam Barrett.
  • 13:16 Lewis Guy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 8:01 Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Mildenhall.
  • 5:45 GOAL - Francis LaurentOldham 1 - 1 Southend Francis Laurent finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Oldham 1-1 Southend.
  • 5:09 Booking Dale Stephens goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 4:01 Pawel Abbott delivers the ball.
  • 2:58 Pat Baldwin challenges Lewis Guy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.
  • 2:31 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.
  • 1:11 The assist for the goal came from Pawel Abbott.
  • 1:11 GOAL - Danny WhitakerOldham 1 - 0 Southend A goal is scored by Danny Whitaker from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Oldham 1-0 Southend.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 44 41 92
2 Leeds United 44 33 83
3 Millwall 44 33 82
4 Swindon 44 16 79
5 Charlton 44 20 78
6 Huddersfield 44 26 77
7 Southampton 44 37 70
8 Colchester 44 12 69
9 Bristol Rovers 44 -7 62
10 Brentford 44 4 61
11 MK Dons 44 -7 59
12 Walsall 44 -4 58
13 Brighton 44 -5 55
14 Carlisle 44 -5 54
15 Oldham 44 -13 52
16 Hartlepool 44 -8 51
17 Yeovil 44 -6 50
18 Leyton Orient 44 -11 48
19 Exeter 44 -13 47
20 Gillingham 44 -14 47
21 Tranmere 44 -32 45
22 Wycombe 44 -21 42
23 Southend 44 -20 40
24 Stockport 44 -56 25

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