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Sky Bet League 2

Roots Hall (ATT 4,891) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Southend Southend United vs Torquay United Torquay

Southend 1

F Eastwood (9)

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Torquay 1

J Labadie (45+2)

Gulls share points with Shrimpers

Last Updated: 16/03/13 6:10pm

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Joss Labadie: Levelled mattters

Joss Labadie: Levelled mattters

Joss Labadie's equaliser on the stroke of half-time secured struggling Torquay a 1-1 draw at Southend.

The midfielder tapped home from close range to cancel out Freddy Eastwood's early opener for the Shrimpers.

And that earned the Gulls a precious share of the spoils in their fight against relegation and left Southend six points off the play-off places.

Southend were initially on top at Roots Hall and went in front after just nine minutes when Ben Reeves picked out Eastwood on the right flank.

He then cut inside and fired a fine left-footed shot in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net for his first goal since November.

Southend failed to build on the goal though and Torquay started to get back in to the game with Lee Mansell and Jordan Chapell both being denied by Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

But the visitors equalised in the 45th minute when Chapell's drilled cross picked out Labadie and he tapped the ball home.

The Shrimpers had the better chances during a quiet second half but both Reeves and Kevan Hurst had shots saved by the legs of Michael Poke.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39