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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39