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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 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 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 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 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18