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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Clark Robertson (45'+2')
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune (11')

Blackpool hit back for point against Southend

Blackpool picked up another point in their quest for Sky Bet League One survival after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Southend.
The Seasiders were denied a first-minute goal by the woodwork as Viv Solomon-Otabor's pull-back found Sean Longstaff who rattled the crossbar from 12 yards.
And the upright worked in the Shrimpers' favour again 10 minutes later. Anthony Wordsworth's brilliant free-kick came back off a post and fell kindly for Marc-Antoine Fortune, who bundled in from close range.
But Blackpool hit back in first-half stoppage-time. Danny Philliskirk's strike was cleared off the line before Clark Robertson fired in the rebound from 12 yards.
Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley produced a superb double save to deny Longstaff and then Kyle Vassell three minutes after the break.
Blackpool's Colin Daniel almost put his side in front after 75 minutes as he surged forward from left-back but fired just wide of the far post.
It was Southend, though, who came closest to a winner after 83 minutes as Jason Demetriou was sent clean through but struck the near post.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11