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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 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42