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The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow (ATT 4,529) 31st December 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

AFC W'don AFC Wimbledon vs Southend United Southend

AFC W'don 1

J Midson (7)
C Jolley (S/O 45)

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Southend 4

R Hall (30)
J Stuart (og 51)
M Phillips (64)
N Harris (79)

Shrimpers back on track

Last Updated: 31/12/11 5:54pm

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Hall: Bagged the equaliser

Hall: Bagged the equaliser

Promotion-chasing Southend ended their mid-season stutter in impressive fashion with a 4-1 victory at 10-man AFC Wimbledon.

Ryan Hall brought the visitors level before an own goal from Jamie Stuart, a Mark Phillips header and a lob from Neil Harris - who had seen his second-minute penalty saved - ended a four-match losing streak for the Shrimpers in all competitions and clinched their first win in seven attempts.

Jack Midson had initially opened the scoring for the Dons, who were ultimately overrun after the break following Christian Jolley's dismissal just before half-time and went on to taste a fifth successive defeat of their own.

Southend wasted a golden opportunity to take the lead when Harris' penalty was saved by Seb Brown and the home side took the lead five minutes later as Midson pounced on a Phillips clearance to slide home the opener.

The scores were level on the half hour when Brown tipped Shrimpers full-back Sean Clohessy's cross into the path of Hall and he notched home. There was still time for Jolley to receive a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Michael Timlin before the break.

The visitors got the killer second goal after 51 minutes when Stuart deflected a Timlin effort into his own net and the game was settled by further efforts from Phillips and Harris.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21