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Southend   2 - 2   Gillingham

Southend 2-2 Gillingham

Southend 2-2 Gillingham

Ryan Hall's brace rescued a point for Southend against Gillingham.

The Gills took the lead when Cody McDonald slotted home Curtis Weston's pass for his 18th goal of the season.

Hall then levelled the score with a superb curling free-kick from 30 yards, but Adebayo Akinfenwa scored a penalty after Blair Sturrock felled McDonald.

Sturrock then slid in Hall to equalise with a strike from the edge of the area, while Chris Barker's goal-line clearance denied the Gills a win.


Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:
"It was end-to-end stuff. In the first half I didn't think we played to the standard we have been achieving here at home.

"But the second half was much better and we were much more up to the pace of the game.

"I think we had several chances in the first half, they had several chances in the second half, so I think a draw was the fair result."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"It was simply two teams who wanted to win a football match, but I thought we were too loose having been 2-1 up at half time.

"We had to make a change with the big man [Adebayo Akinfenwa] feeling ill at half time. We missed him because he holds up the ball well and brings people into play.

"The team didn't do the things we asked for at half-time. We lost the ball in the middle of the park for the second goal. We could have done a lot better in the second half."

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southend 2-2 Gillingham FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Hall 15
  • Hall 52
  • McDonald 7
  • Akinfenwa (pen) 18

Southend

  • 24 Evans
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Gilbert yellow card
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 23 Barker
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Easton
  • 11 Sawyer
  • 12 Hall
  • 10 Corr
  • 21 Sturrock (Crawford 83)

Substitutes

  • 01 Morris,
  • 16 Prosser,
  • 18 Herd,
  • 19 Comminges,
  • 17 Soares,
  • 20 Crawford,
  • 28 Asante

Gillingham

  • 01 Julian
  • 03 Nutter yellow card
  • 06 Richards
  • 15 Lawrence yellow card
  • 02 Fuller
  • 04 Weston yellow card
  • 07 Maher
  • 28 Payne
  • 10 McDonald yellow card
  • 11 Barcham (Rooney 75)
  • 27 Akinfenwa (Oli 46)

Substitutes

  • 26 Cronin,
  • 16 Gowling,
  • 18 Jackman,
  • 29 Sinclair,
  • 14 Rooney,
  • 32 Martin,
  • 21 Oli
Ref: MaloneAtt: 5,771
SOUTHEND
GILLINGHAM

Possession

  • Southend 52%
  • Gillingham 48%

Attempts on target

  • Southend 5
  • Gillingham 9

Attempts off target

  • Southend 9
  • Gillingham 4

Corners

  • Southend 4
  • Gillingham 8

Fouls

  • Southend 8
  • Gillingham 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:00 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:04 Curtis Weston fouled by Graham Coughlan, the ref awards a free kick. John Nutter has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:16 The referee blows for offside against Barry Corr. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+0:38 Matthew Lawrence handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:38 Booking Booking for Matthew Lawrence for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:35 Ryan Hall delivers the ball.
  • 89:12 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, clearance by Kevin Maher.
  • 88:53 Anthony Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Weston.
  • 88:23 Dennis Oli takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Evans.
  • 87:18 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Maher, Matthew Lawrence takes a shot. Graham Coughlan makes a clearance.
  • 85:52 Corner taken by Kevin Maher from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Grant. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Corr on Barry Fuller. Kevin Maher takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:38 Substitution Harry Crawford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Blair Sturrock.
  • 81:35 Blair Sturrock takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.
  • 80:50 Handball decision goes against Matthew Lawrence. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 79:41 Effort from just outside the area by Kevin Maher goes over the bar.
  • 79:31 Curtis Weston sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Easton.
  • 78:35 The ball is sent over by Barry Corr.
  • 77:57 The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy, save by Alan Julian.
  • 76:50 Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Kevin Maher results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Hall from left wing.
  • 75:41 Corner from right by-line taken by John Nutter.
  • 74:55 Substitution Luke Rooney comes on in place of Andy Barcham.
  • 74:14 Foul by Cody McDonald on Lee Sawyer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.
  • 74:14 Booking Caution for Cody McDonald.
  • 73:19 Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Gilbert. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
  • 72:23 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line to the near post, Blair Sturrock produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 72:18 Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, clearance by Kevin Maher.
  • 71:50 The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Barry Fuller.
  • 71:44 Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence.
  • 70:12 The official flags Anthony Grant offside. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:54 Sean Clohessy produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Lawrence.
  • Correction - 68:30 Shot by Blair Sturrock from deep inside the area bounces off the post.
  • 68:30 Blair Sturrock produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that hits the post.
  • 67:20 Corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Easton.
  • 67:08 Jack Payne takes a shot. Rhys Evans makes a save.
  • 65:59 Anthony Grant produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 64:44 Garry Richards fouled by Barry Corr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.
  • 63:21 The ball is crossed by Anthony Grant, Alan Julian makes a save.
  • 61:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Richards on Barry Corr. Shot comes in from Ryan Hall from the free kick.
  • 59:51 Shot from outside the area by Ryan Hall misses to the left of the target.
  • 59:45 Centre by Craig Easton, clearance by Barry Fuller.
  • 53:53 Barry Corr concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Maher. John Nutter takes the free kick.
  • 53:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dennis Oli on Chris Barker. Craig Easton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:40 Assist on the goal came from Blair Sturrock.
  • 51:40 GOAL - Ryan HallSouthend 2 - 2 Gillingham Ryan Hall scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 2-2 Gillingham.
  • 51:36 Sean Clohessy sends in a cross.
  • 48:37 Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans.
  • 48:26 Ryan Hall produces a cross, Barry Fuller makes a clearance.
  • 47:52 Andy Barcham challenges Graham Coughlan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • Correction - 46:55 Jack Payne has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty area hitting the post.
  • 46:55 Jack Payne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that bounces off the post.
  • 45:02 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa leaves the field to be replaced by Dennis Oli.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+7:04 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+2:56 Corner from right by-line crossed in by John Nutter, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+2:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Sawyer by Barry Fuller. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:48 Centre by John Nutter, clearance by Chris Barker.
  • 45:00+1:05 Adebayo Akinfenwa has a overhead kick shot. Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:30 Graham Coughlan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Maher.
  • 43:51 Foul by Barry Corr on John Nutter, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 42:02 Curtis Weston challenges Ryan Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Hall crosses the ball in from the free kick, Alan Julian makes a save.
  • 42:02 Booking Booking for Curtis Weston for dissent.
  • 41:34 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Evans.
  • 41:04 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Maher, clearance made by Graham Coughlan.
  • 40:49 Shot from 30 yards from Barry Fuller. Save by Rhys Evans.
  • 40:32 Corner taken left-footed by John Nutter from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Barker.
  • Correction - 39:52 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Maher, Curtis Weston takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans.
  • 39:52 Kevin Maher takes the inswinging corner, Curtis Weston takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans.
  • 39:46 The ball is crossed by Barry Fuller, Graham Coughlan manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:51 Barry Corr sends in a cross, save made by Alan Julian.
  • 28:15 Effort from just outside the box by Peter Gilbert goes over the bar.
  • 27:07 Lee Sawyer takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.
  • 27:02 The ball is crossed by Peter Gilbert.
  • 25:56 The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, Blair Sturrock produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • 25:30 Ryan Hall takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Adebayo Akinfenwa manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:25 Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, clearance made by Garry Richards.
  • 24:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 24:31 Unfair challenge on Kevin Maher by Barry Corr results in a free kick. Garry Richards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:46 John Nutter concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Hall. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 22:46 Booking Caution for John Nutter.
  • 22:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Graham Coughlan. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
  • 17:52 Penalty awarded for a foul by Blair Sturrock on Cody McDonald.
  • 17:52 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaSouthend 1 - 2 Gillingham Adebayo Akinfenwa scores a penalty. Southend 1-2 Gillingham.
  • 15:39 Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Peter Gilbert results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Fuller.
  • 15:39 Booking Peter Gilbert is shown a yellow card.
  • 14:23 Foul by Jack Payne on Ryan Hall, free kick awarded.
  • 14:23 GOAL - Ryan HallSouthend 1 - 1 Gillingham Ryan Hall finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 1-1 Gillingham.
  • 12:30 Curtis Weston has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
  • 6:10 Assist on the goal came from Curtis Weston.
  • 6:10 GOAL - Cody McDonaldSouthend 0 - 1 Gillingham Cody McDonald fires in a goal from the edge of the area high into the middle of the goal. Southend 0-1 Gillingham.
  • 5:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy by Andy Barcham. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 3:59 Ryan Hall has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 2:34 Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the left by-line, Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Grant misses to the right of the target.
  • 1:53 Anthony Grant fouled by Andy Barcham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Hall.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 36 30 71
2 Bury 34 26 60
3 Wycombe 35 9 60
4 Shrewsbury 35 17 56
5 Rotherham 35 16 55
6 Port Vale 34 8 55
7 Gillingham 36 8 53
8 Torquay 34 11 48
9 Southend 34 4 48
10 Oxford Utd 35 -1 47
11 Accrington 32 2 46
12 Crewe 34 10 45
13 Stevenage 34 9 45
14 Cheltenham 35 -10 44
15 Aldershot 35 -7 42
16 Lincoln City 34 -16 42
17 Northampton 35 -6 40
18 Hereford 33 -9 40
19 Morecambe 35 -10 40
20 Bradford 34 -12 40
21 Macclesfield 32 -9 38
22 Burton Albion 30 -6 35
23 Barnet 35 -21 31
24 Stockport 36 -43 31