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St James Park (ATT 3,547) 16th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Exeter Exeter City vs Southend United Southend

Exeter 0

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Southend 2

C Woodrow (12)
K Hurst (29)

Shrimpers ease past Grecians

Last Updated: 16/11/13 6:47pm

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Kevan Hurst: Got the second

Kevan Hurst: Got the second

Southend climbed up to fifth place in League Two with their fifth win in seven games as they claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory at Exeter.

First-half goals by Fulham loanee Cauley Woodrow and Kevan Hurst were enough for the Shrimpers as they inflicted a third successive league defeat on their promotion rivals.

Southend looked by far the better team in the first half and went in front after 12 minutes. Hurst crossed low from the right and Woodrow nipped ahead of his marker to pip goalkeeper Artur Krysiak to the ball and divert it over the line.

Exeter had chances through 17-year-old debutant Matt Jay, who was one of the few positives for the hosts, and Liam Sercombe, but Jay lacked power and Sercombe's effort was wild.

And Southend duly doubled their lead after 29 minutes. Again, it was a cross which Exeter failed to deal with and as the ball dropped from high, Hurst put his foot through it from 15 yards.

Exeter improved after the break but failed to test goalkeeper Daniel Bentley as the visitors held on comfortably for the three points.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
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