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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 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39