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The Crown Ground (ATT 1,333) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Southend United Southend

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M Phillips (og 63)

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L Prosser (78)

Shrimpers hit back to earn draw

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:45pm

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Luke Prosser: Earned a point

Luke Prosser: Earned a point

Luke Prosser rescued a point for promotion-chasing Southend as they left Accrington with a 1-1 draw.

The defender, a doubt before the game due to a head injury, leapt highest to convert Kevan Hurst's corner in the 78th minute to share the spoils with Stanley.

It had looked like the home side would grab all three points in their battle against the drop after Lee Naylor's cross from the right to the far post was turned into his own net by Mark Phillips from close range just after the hour mark.

However, Stanley also had rookie goalkeeper Andrew Dawber to thank for keeping them in the game as the 19-year-old, on only his second league start, pulled off a number of superb saves.

He pushed away a Michael Timlin first-half effort and then denied Timlin in a one-on-one with his legs just after the restart.

Dawber also managed to scramble away Barry Corr's goalbound header as Southend looked to cement their play-off place.

Stanley, with just two league defeats in 13 games, still had their opportunities and George Bowerman was guilty of missing a gilt-edged opening in the first half.

The striker burst though but his first effort was saved by goalkeeper Dan Bentley before he fired the rebound over the open goal.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18