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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 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39