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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 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24