Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1

Kevan Hurst celebrates scoring for Southend United at Accrington Stanley

Kevan Hurst celebrates scoring for Southend United at Accrington Stanley

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KEVAN Hurst secured 10 man Southend United a 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley this afternoon with a late equaliser from long range.

The Blues winger netted a low shot from 25 yards just eight minutes from time.

And that strike came after Southend centre-back Ryan Cresswell had been off following a clash with Stanley striker James Gray.

Gray had earlier put Stanley in front at the start of the second half.

But such excitement was in stark contrast to a drab first half when both sides struggled to keep hold of possession and create goalscoring chances.

However, Stanley started the second period strongly and went in front in the 58th minute when Romuald Boco latched on to a terrible clearance from Anthony Straker to tee up Gray and he drilled a low, left footed shot in to the bottom right hand corner of the net from 20 yards.

Six minutes later, things get even worse for the Shrimpers when Cresswell saw red after clashing with Gayle right in front of the two dug outs.

That resulted in referee Andy Haines consulting with fourth official Mark Dwyer and brandishing a red card in the direction of the defender.

However, Southend fght hard after being reduced to 10 men and were able to scramble a point eight minutes from time when Hurst sent a skimming 25 yard shot in to the back of the net.

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6:28pm Sat 9 Feb 13

lucy10 says...

its all over now mid table
its all over now mid table lucy10
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6:47pm Sat 9 Feb 13

lennyfy says...

Cresswell missing the Orient 2nd leg doesnt help our chances.
Cresswell missing the Orient 2nd leg doesnt help our chances. lennyfy
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7:38pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Rob1997 says...

Sturrock wants a wembley final with Cresswell missing for the 2nd leg and other players missing its gonna be well hell of a game.
Sturrock wants a wembley final with Cresswell missing for the 2nd leg and other players missing its gonna be well hell of a game. Rob1997
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8:12am Sun 10 Feb 13

orsettblue says...

didn't Corr put one wde 4 mins ino injury time ? one of those where they battled well but it needed 3 points.

does anyone remember that bloke who used to play, what's his name?, welsh, lives in a caravan? where is he? is it a long term injury or something else?
didn't Corr put one wde 4 mins ino injury time ? one of those where they battled well but it needed 3 points. does anyone remember that bloke who used to play, what's his name?, welsh, lives in a caravan? where is he? is it a long term injury or something else? orsettblue
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10:37am Sun 10 Feb 13

benfleetblue says...

orsettblue wrote:
didn't Corr put one wde 4 mins ino injury time ? one of those where they battled well but it needed 3 points.

does anyone remember that bloke who used to play, what's his name?, welsh, lives in a caravan? where is he? is it a long term injury or something else?
Think you'll find Sturrock doesnt want him in his side but the way things are going he will proboably make the starting line up soon. Difficult for Blues in JPT now as they cannot sign players to play it the second leg.
[quote][p][bold]orsettblue[/bold] wrote: didn't Corr put one wde 4 mins ino injury time ? one of those where they battled well but it needed 3 points. does anyone remember that bloke who used to play, what's his name?, welsh, lives in a caravan? where is he? is it a long term injury or something else?[/p][/quote]Think you'll find Sturrock doesnt want him in his side but the way things are going he will proboably make the starting line up soon. Difficult for Blues in JPT now as they cannot sign players to play it the second leg. benfleetblue
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