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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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3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
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8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
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12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
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15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
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17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27