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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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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 8 19
2 Bury 8 17
3 Wycombe Wanderers 8 17
4 Morecambe 8 16
5 Northampton Town 8 14
6 Shrewsbury Town 8 14
7 Southend United 8 14
8 Cheltenham Town 8 14
9 Portsmouth 8 13
10 Mansfield Town 8 12
11 Cambridge United 8 11
12 AFC Wimbledon 8 11
13 Plymouth Argyle 8 10
14 Stevenage 8 10
15 Tranmere Rovers 8 9
16 York City 8 9
17 Newport County AFC 8 9
18 Luton Town 8 9
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 8 7
20 Accrington Stanley 8 7
21 Hartlepool United 8 7
22 Oxford United 8 6
23 Exeter City 8 6
24 Carlisle United 8 3