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Roots Hall (ATT 5,677) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Southend Southend United vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenham

Southend 1

K Hurst (41)

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Cheltenham 1

M Richards (pen 90+6)

Robins snatch late point

Last Updated: 30/11/13 7:10pm

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Matt Richards: Scored a late equaliser

Matt Richards: Scored a late equaliser

Matt Richards' stoppage-time penalty secured Cheltenham Town a 1-1 draw at Southend United in League Two.

The Shrimpers seemed to be heading for a sixth successive win and the top of the table when Kevan Hurst put them ahead just before the break.

But Richards' spot-kick six minutes into time added on handed the Robins a dramatic share of the spoils.

Cheltenham started strongly and Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley did well to keep out Kemar Roofe's 12-yard shot before he also parried away a deflected free-kick from David Noble.

The Shrimpers made the most of those let-offs four minutes before half-time when Hurst fired home at the second attempt after being picked out by Barry Corr's downward header from John White's right-wing cross.

But the Robins replied right at the death, with Richards sending his late penalty into the left-hand side of the goal after Southend winger Anthony Straker had handled Jermaine McGlashan's header at the far post.

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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