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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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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
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 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39