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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 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