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Roots Hall (ATT 4,944) 1st February 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Hill

Southend Southend United vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Southend 2

R Hall (43)
B Mohsni (45+3)

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Oxford Utd 1

J Constable (14)
D Batt (S/O 67)

Shrimpers hit back to see off U's

Last Updated: 01/02/11 11:18pm

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Mohsni: Netted his fourth of the season

Mohsni: Netted his fourth of the season

Southend overturned a one-goal deficit to beat 10-man Oxford 2-1 and leapfrog their visitors in the League Two table.

Both sides had shots off target before Oxford took the lead on 14 minutes through top-scorer James Constable, who, following a well-worked Jake Wright free-kick, beat Rhys Evans with a low 12-yard finish.

Southend equalised in the 43rd minute when Anthony Tonkin messed up a Blair Sturrock cross, allowing Ryan Hall to control and shoot a half-volley into the bottom right corner.

And deep into first-half stoppage time Peter Gilbert headed a Hall corner against the bar and it fell for Bilel Mohsni to net his fourth goal in four games to put Blues ahead.

Oxford boss Chis Wilder made a trio of early substitutions in a bid to shake things up but saw his side reduced to 10 men after 66 minutes when Damien Batt was given a straight red card for a hefty challenge on Anthony Grant.

Grant's angled effort on target was saved by Clarke as Southend moved up to ninth and Oxford dropped to 10th.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13