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Roots Hall (ATT 5,899) 15th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Southend Southend United vs Exeter City Exeter

Southend 2

M Phillips (12, 22)

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Exeter 3

J Keohane (10)
L Sercombe (82)
E Richards (87)

Late double boosts Grecians

Last Updated: 16/02/14 4:33pm

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Eliot Richards: Netted the winner

Eliot Richards: Netted the winner

Exeter scored twice in the final eight minutes to secure their first victory of 2014 as they fought back to win 3-2 at Southend.

The Shrimpers seemed set for victory when two goals from centre-back Mark Phillips put them in front after Jimmy Keohane's opening goal for the Grecians.

But late strikes from Liam Sercombe and substitute Eliot Richards enabled Exeter to come out on top.

The Grecians first went in front after just 10 minutes when Keohane fired home from 12 yards but, moments later, the Shrimpers were back level when Phillips headed home a right-wing free-kick from Ben Coker.

Ten minutes later Phillips headed home Kevan Hurst's corner to put Southend ahead but the hosts continued to look shaky at the back.

Home goalkeeper Daniel Bentley did well to keep out Keohane and John O'Flynn before Sercombe netted with an outstanding 25-yard shot which flew in to the top right-hand corner of the net.

Five minutes later substitute Richards cut in off the left flank and netted with a low shot to clinch a dramatic win.

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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

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