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Sky Bet League 2

Bootham Crescent (ATT 5,975) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Salisbury

York City York City vs Southend United Southend

York City 2

A Reed (1)
M Blair (41)

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Southend 1

R Leonard (22)

Minstermen secure vital victory

Last Updated: 20/04/13 7:01pm

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Matty Blair: Made no mistake in front of goal

Matty Blair: Made no mistake in front of goal

York boosted their survival prospects and ended Southend's play-off hopes with a 2-1 victory at Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermen, who are now two points above the drop zone, made the perfect start inside the opening two minutes with midfielder Adam Reed scoring after a deflection in the area fell kindly to him to beat Daniel Bentley.

Fifteen minutes after the opening strike, Southend tested Michael Ingham for the first time but Barry Corr's header proved to be no trouble for the goalkeeper.

In the 22nd minute the Shrimpers restored parity through Ryan Leonard with the midfielder glancing home a horrible miscued clearance from Jack O'Connell.

The scores were not level for long as York regained the lead five minutes before the break as Matty Blair blasted home Tom Platt's pass from inside the area.

Chances were at a premium for both sides in the second half with both Blair and Platt going close for York. Southend thought they had grabbed a point at the end but Gavin Tomlin's goal was ruled out for offside.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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