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Match Report: Southend United 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers

7 March 2015

Barry Corr brace not enough for Blues in entertaining draw.

Southend United striker Barry Corr made it five goals in his last five games but it wasn't enough as Blues played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Wycombe Wanderers at Roots Hall.

Corr struck early into the game with a header before netting his second mid-way through the first half after Steven Craig's equaliser.

But with five minutes left Alfie Mawson headed down and into the back of the net from close range after a good Hogan Ephraim cross, to even up the scores in the top-of-the-table clash.

Phil Brown named one change to his Southend United team, with Kevan Hurst coming into the side in place of Will Atkinson, who didn't make the bench.

Following an encouraging start to the game from the hosts, Corr headed the ball over Matt Ingram after Joe Pigott's initial attempt was saved brilliantly from the young Wycombe goalkeeper.

At the other end, Craig hit just wide from a Matt Bloomfield cut back on the right-hand side.

And just prior to the 30-minute mark Wanderers had their equaliser. A deep cross from Jombati found the left boot of Sam Wood. Wood's volley was going wide until it his the thigh of Craig and looped over the helpless Ted Smith before nestling in the corner of the net.

Wycombe exerted some pressure on the Blues goal, but good defending from Thompson and Prosser kept the Buckinghamshire side at bay.

After the break, Pigott worked a bit of space on the left-hand side but saw his shot end up in the grateful gloves of Ingram. 

Just before the hour mark and Blues had a great chance to regain the lead. Pigott broke the offside trap brilliantly and was clean through. However, the Charlton Athletic loanee slipped at the curcial moment and the chance came and went.

However, the Blues didn't have to wait much longer for that second goal. Ryan Leonard found a pocket of space on the left and his low ball into the six-yard box was met by Corr, who slid the ball into the corner of Ingram's goal.

And moments later Blues could have had a third. A fluid move down the right resulted in Worrall's cross finding Hurst. Hurst's cross was blocked on the line by Jombati and the follow up trickled wide of the target.

With 20 minutes remaining, Adam Thompson rose highest but flashed his header just past the post from a pinpoint Ben Coker corner.

And with five minutes remaining Wycombe grabbed their second equaliser of the game as Mawson headed home from close range, as an entertaining game finished 2-2.

Blues: Ted Smith; White (c), Thompson, Prosser, Coker; Hurst (Payne, 85), Leonard, Timlin, Worrall; Corr, Pigott (Weston, 67)

Unused Substitutes: Bentley, Deegan, Binnom-Williams, Cassidy, Barrett

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