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Highlights - Southend 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Striker Matt Harrold comes off the bench to score against his former club as Bristol Rovers secure a point at table toppers Southend United.

Striker Matt Harrold came off the bench to score against his former club as Bristol Rovers secured a point at League Two leaders Southend United.

The hosts, looking for their sixth successive league win, went ahead as Liam Dickinson's cross was met by Neil Harris in the six-yard box.

Second-half substitute Harrold, who had only been on the pitch five minutes, levelled with a neat back header.

Ryan Hall hit the post for Southend in the closing stages as Rovers hung on.

Southend remain top of League Two but now only on goal difference from Crawley, who won 2-1 at Rotherham.

Bristol Rovers, who ended a run of three successive away defeats, slip a place to 18th.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"It's one of our more disappointing performances at home this season. Saying that, it was the kind of the game, the way it unfolded, we could have quite easily lost.

"We had an awful lot of clear-cut chances in the second half that we could have won the game quite comfortably.

"We seemed to be a bit lethargic today compared to the standards we've achieved. We're disappointed to have drawn the game."

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 1-1 Bristol Rovers FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Harris 66
  • Harrold 77

Southend

  • 31 Daniels
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Gilbert
  • 06 Bilel yellow card
  • 12 Ferdinand
  • 15 Phillips
  • 23 Barker
  • 04 Hall
  • 08 Timlin
  • 09 Harris (Grant 85)
  • 22 Dickinson yellow card

Substitutes

  • 01 Morris,
  • 16 Prosser,
  • 07 Grant,
  • 19 Kalala,
  • 21 Sturrock

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Bevan
  • 03 Sawyer yellow card
  • 04 Woodards
  • 14 Brown
  • 15 Anthony yellow card
  • 06 Stanley yellow card
  • 08 Gill
  • 34 Dorman
  • 11 Carayol (Richard 61)
  • 16 Anyinsah
  • 26 Zebroski (Harrold 72 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith,
  • 05 Bolger,
  • 23 Swallow,
  • 09 Harrold,
  • 18 Richard
Ref: MoharebAtt: 6,237
SOUTHEND
BRISTOL ROVERS

Possession

  • Southend 60%
  • Bristol Rovers 40%

Attempts on target

  • Southend 5
  • Bristol Rovers 1

Attempts off target

  • Southend 12
  • Bristol Rovers 1

Corners

  • Southend 11
  • Bristol Rovers 0

Fouls

  • Southend 5
  • Bristol Rovers 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:35 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+2:49 Unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Peter Gilbert results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dan Woodards.
  • 90:00+1:28 Booking The referee shows Craig Stanley a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 90:00+1:12 A cross is delivered by Peter Gilbert.
  • 90:00+0:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+0:09 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Bilel Mohsni goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 89:34 Right-footed shot by Ryan Hall.
  • 87:19 Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
  • 86:28 Foul by Dan Woodards on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Liam Dickinson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Mathew Gill gets a block in.
  • 85:37 Booking The referee shows Matt Harrold a yellow card for dissent.
  • 85:18 Ryan Hall delivers the ball, Anthony Grant produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 84:41 Substitution Neil Harris goes off and Anthony Grant comes on.
  • 84:02 Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
  • 83:06 A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy.
  • 81:10 Andy Dorman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand. Michael Timlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:35 Matt Harrold concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels. Corner taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 77:10 Shot by Ryan Hall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 76:05 Assist on the goal came from Mathew Gill.
  • 76:05 GOAL - Matt HarroldSouthend 1 - 1 Bristol Rovers Matt Harrold scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Southend 1-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 74:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson by Craig Stanley. Free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 73:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathew Gill on Bilel Mohsni. Chris Barker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:51 Substitution Matt Harrold on for Chris Zebroski.
  • 71:51 Corner taken short by Ryan Hall.
  • 70:38 The referee blows for offside. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
  • 69:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Bilel Mohsni. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
  • 69:33 Centre by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Dan Woodards.
  • 69:10 Craig Stanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall. Michael Timlin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 68:44 Liam Dickinson sends in a cross.
  • 68:07 Foul by Joe Anyinsah on Kane Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 67:29 Ryan Hall takes the inswinging corner, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:02 Ryan Hall has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 66:14 Booking The referee books Byron Anthony for dissent.
  • 65:29 Liam Dickinson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 65:29 GOAL - Neil HarrisSouthend 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Neil Harris finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 64:50 The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:27 Foul by Mark Phillips on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:41 Substitution Eliot Richards replaces Mustapha Carayol.
  • 60:32 The ball is crossed by Bilel Mohsni.
  • 59:20 Sean Clohessy produces a cross, Dan Woodards makes a clearance.
  • 58:00 Bilel Mohsni has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 57:46 The ball is delivered by Bilel Mohsni.
  • 56:36 Booking The referee shows Liam Dickinson a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 56:25 Liam Dickinson is caught offside. Lee Brown takes the free kick.
  • 55:22 Corner taken by Ryan Hall played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Peter Gilbert goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 55:15 Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 54:41 A cross is delivered by Liam Dickinson.
  • 50:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Sean Clohessy. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 50:06 The ball is crossed by Ryan Hall, save by Scott Bevan.
  • 49:08 Centre by Joe Anyinsah, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:02 Dan Woodards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
  • 47:05 A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, Chris Barker makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:02 The referee blows for half time.
  • 44:29 Booking Gary Sawyer receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:18 Booking Bilel Mohsni is shown a yellow card.
  • 43:42 The ball is crossed by Ryan Hall, Mathew Gill makes a clearance.
  • 43:07 Byron Anthony challenges Liam Dickinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Hall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:40 The ball is delivered by Lee Brown.
  • 39:52 Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Neil Harris results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
  • 38:46 Mark Phillips takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
  • 38:33 The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, clearance made by Dan Woodards.
  • 36:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Phillips by Chris Zebroski. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 35:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustapha Carayol on Sean Clohessy. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 31:55 The ball is delivered by Ryan Hall, save by Scott Bevan.
  • 31:32 The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
  • 27:34 The referee blows for offside against Neil Harris. Direct free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.
  • 26:37 Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anyinsah. Scott Bevan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 25:47 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Hall, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:50 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall.
  • 23:33 Ryan Hall delivers the ball, Neil Harris takes a shot. Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Phillips.
  • 23:25 The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:34 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Byron Anthony.
  • 20:19 Chris Zebroski challenges Mark Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:28 Mustapha Carayol sends in a cross, Mark Phillips makes a clearance.
  • 17:56 Bilel Mohsni produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 17:50 The ball is crossed by Peter Gilbert.
  • 15:26 The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, save by Scott Bevan.
  • 14:16 Ryan Hall delivers the ball, Lee Brown makes a clearance.
  • 13:52 Joe Anyinsah is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 12:37 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the left by-line, Bilel Mohsni produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 12:31 Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:30 The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Headed effort on goal by Neil Harris from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
  • 9:48 Shot from outside the box by Mustapha Carayol goes wide right of the target.
  • 9:28 Handball by Chris Barker. Mathew Gill takes the free kick.
  • 8:03 Ryan Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.
  • 5:53 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:45 Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, Dan Woodards makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southend 19 19 42
2 Crawley Town 19 15 42
3 Cheltenham 19 11 38
4 Shrewsbury 19 13 37
5 Burton Albion 19 6 35
6 Swindon 19 14 33
7 Gillingham 19 8 31
8 Morecambe 19 14 30
9 Oxford Utd 19 5 29
10 Torquay 19 5 28
11 Rotherham 19 1 27
12 Port Vale 19 4 26
13 AFC Wimbledon 19 -6 26
14 Macclesfield 19 1 25
15 Crewe 19 -5 25
16 Aldershot 19 -1 23
17 Accrington 19 -3 23
18 Bristol Rovers 19 -8 22
19 Barnet 19 -14 19
20 Hereford 19 -16 17
21 Northampton 19 -16 16
22 Bradford 19 -8 15
23 Dag & Red 19 -19 13
24 Plymouth 19 -20 12

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