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Gigg Lane (ATT 2,895) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Bury Bury vs Southend United Southend

Bury 1

A Forrester (90+1)

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Southend 1

B Coker (23, S/O 87)

Bury earn point with late strike

Last Updated: 21/09/13 5:58pm

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Anton Forrester: Equalised late on

Anton Forrester: Equalised late on

Anton Forrester struck late on to give Bury a 1-1 draw at home to Southend in League Two.

The visitors looked set to hang on for victory after left-back Ben Coker had given them the lead with a 23rd-minute free-kick.

But after Coker was sent off in the 88th minute, Forrester pounced in the first minute of stoppage time to spare Bury from a fourth straight defeat.

The Shakers had started strongly, with Tom Soares having a shot turned wide by Southend keeper Dan Bentley.

The visitors replied with centre-half Mark Phillips' header well saved by Trevor Carson, but the Bury keeper was beaten shortly after.

Southend won a free-kick just on the right side of the box and Coker curled it in from a tight angle.

Winger Anthony Straker then caught Nathan Cameron in possession and squared for Freddy Eastwood, but his shot was smothered by Carson.

Southend's other winger Kevan Hurst volleyed narrowly over just after the break while Eastwood blazed another chance over.

As Bury struggled to turn their possession into chances, Will Atkinson fired wide on the break for the Shrimpers.

But Coker was dismissed after being booked twice in eight minutes and although Forrester headed home from substitute Jordan Sinnott's cross, Southend still managed to end their four-match losing streak.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Shrewsbury Town 23 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 23 44
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 23 42
5 Newport County AFC 23 40
6 Southend United 23 39
7 Plymouth Argyle 23 37
8 Bury 23 37
9 Exeter City 24 37
10 Stevenage 23 34
11 AFC Wimbledon 23 33
12 Morecambe 23 33
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 23 29
15 Portsmouth 23 28
16 Oxford United 23 28
17 Mansfield Town 23 27
18 York City 23 26
19 Cheltenham Town 23 25
20 Northampton Town 23 24
21 Carlisle United 23 24
22 Tranmere Rovers 23 22
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 23 22
24 Hartlepool United 23 14