• FT

    Exeter

    0

    Chesterfield

    2

  • FT

    Southend

    1

    Rochdale

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Roots Hall, England

Referee: Graham Horwood | Attendance: 5104

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Southend United

  • Kevan Hurst 45'

1 - 1

FT

Rochdale

  • Jamie Allen 14'

Hurst keeps Shrimpers in hunt

PA Sport

Kevan Hurst's eighth goal of the season secured Southend a 1-1 draw against fellow play-off chasers Rochdale at Roots Hall.

The in-form Shrimpers winger lashed home a well-struck 16-yard shot on the stroke of half-time to ensure a mostly uneventful encounter ended all-square.

Rochdale opened the scoring after 14 minutes when Jamie Allen reacted sharply to Ian Henderson's blocked shot and fired a well-struck effort in to the top corner of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

A stunning double goal-line clearance from Luke Prosser then stopped Rochdale making it 2-0 as the defender somehow kept out efforts from both Scott Hogan and Henderson in quick succession.

Southend made the most of the let-off by equalising in the 45th minute when Hurst collected a pass from Michael Timlin and fired home from inside the penalty area.

The Shrimpers then came close to winning the game eight minutes from time when Barry Corr headed a left-wing cross from Timlin against the top of the crossbar.

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Scoring Summary

  • Southend United
  • Rochdale
Kevan Hurst (45')
(14') Jamie Allen

Match Stats

  • Southend United
  • Rochdale
7(2) Shots (on goal) 10(2)
12 Fouls 12
0 Corner kicks 0
6 Offsides 0
63% Time of Possession 37%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 1

Teams

  • Southend United
  • Rochdale
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Ryan Leonard (39')
Matthew Lund (86')