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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 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9