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Plainmoor (ATT 2,449) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

Torquay Torquay United vs Southend United Southend

Torquay 1

R Jarvis (52)

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Southend 4

G Tomlin (10, 46)
B Assombalonga (39, 45)

Shrimpers shatter Gulls record

Last Updated: 17/11/12 7:36pm

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Britt Assombalonga: Netted a brace

Britt Assombalonga: Netted a brace

Gavin Tomlin and Britt Assombalonga both bagged a brace as Southend ended Torquay's unbeaten home League Two record with a 4-1 victory.

The visitors' former Torquay loanee fired Paul Sturrock's Shrimpers ahead on 10 minutes when he powered a shot through the legs of United keeper Martin Rice from the right side of the penalty area.

Southend surged further ahead against the Gulls with a breakaway goal after Tomlin combined with strike partner Assombalonga to send the youngster away from the halfway line.

Assombalonga doubled his tally in the 44th minute, heading home at the far post from Kevan Hurst's right wing cross. That lead was increased just a minute into the second half when Tomlin ran through to score his second of the game.

Substitute Ryan Jarvis reduced the deficit with a volley in the 52nd minute, four minutes before Torquay skipper Lee Mansell was red carded for a foul on Assombalonga.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12