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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 2,568) 16th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Kettle

Aldershot Aldershot Town vs Southend United Southend

Aldershot 0

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Southend 2

B Corr (70)
B Assombalonga (pen 78)

Shrimpers worsen Shots plight

Last Updated: 16/04/13 10:49pm

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Barry Corr: Opened the scoring

Barry Corr: Opened the scoring

Southend sealed a 2-0 away win on Tuesday night that ensured Aldershot took another step towards relegation from League Two.

Barry Corr fired into the roof of the net with 20 minutes remaining while Britt Assombalonga won and converted a late penalty for the Shrimpers to seal a first victory in six games for former Hull manager Phil Brown.

Aldershot, who are four points adrift of safety with just two games remaining, saw Peter Vincenti and Michael Rankine go close in the opening half hour.

Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley was then tested eight minutes before the break by Paul McCallum's looping header, but the hosts faded after the break.

Assombalonga broke forward and hit the post with a weak effort before Corr snatched the opening goal after 70 minutes following a goalmouth scramble.

Eight minutes later, Assombalonga grabbed his 16th of the season after tripping under the challenge of Troy Brown inside the box.

Asa Hall dragged a left-foot shot wide for the Shots late on but Southend held firm for their first win in eight matches.

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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
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16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39