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Roots Hall (ATT 7,736) 1st January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Southend Southend United vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Southend 2

R Leonard (45, 90+2)

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Portsmth 1

S Bradley (30)

Leonard downs Pompey

Last Updated: 01/01/14 6:42pm

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Ryan Leonard: Got both goals

Ryan Leonard: Got both goals

Ryan Leonard netted a double to secure Southend a 2-1 win against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.

Leonard scored at the end of both halves to help the Shrimpers come out on top but that came after Portsmouth had dominated the first half.

Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley did well to deny Ricky Holmes, Marcus Painter and Jed Wallace before he was finally beaten on the half hour mark when Sonny Bradley side footed home Ashley Harris' right-wing corner.

The Shrimpers equalised on the stroke of half time when a deflected long-range shot from Leonard flew in to the bottom left -hand corner of the net.

Portsmouth almost regained the lead in the second half when Wallace struck the crossbar with an excellent effort from 25 yards.

Joe Devera then also fired over from close range before Leonard popped up again to score a dramatic winner two minutes into stoppage time.

The midfielder raced on to a pass from Barry Corr and lashed a low, 25-yard shot in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27