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Blues in the News

21 March 2016

Read what the local and national press were saying about Blues 1-1 draw with Gillingham at the weekend.

Read what the local and national press had to say about the Blues 1-1 draw with Gillingham this weekend.

Anthony Wordsworth had given Southend the lead, only to be pegged back ten minutes in to the second half by a Luke Norris strike.

Phil Brown’s men now go into the Good Friday fixture at Rochdale a point closer to the play-offs, and are now just three away from the top-six.

SOUTHEND ECHO:

Southend United were held to a 1-1 draw by high-flying Gillingham at Roots Hall this afternoon.

Blues went in front midway through the first half when Anthony Wordsworth fired home from close range.

But the visitors hit back to secure a share of the spoils with Luke Morris netting a well-taken equaliser just eight minutes into the second half.

YELLOW ADVERTISER:

SOUTHEND United had to be content with a share of the Sky Bet League One spoils after Luke Norris’ second half goal for Gillingham cancelled out Anthony Wordsworth’s opener in what was a decent contest at Roots Hall Stadium on Saturday.

BBC SPORT:

Promotion hopefuls Southend and Gillingham had to settle for a point each at Roots Hall in League One.

The Gills started the stronger of the two teams, but it was Southend's Anthony Wordsworth who opened the scoring with an opportunistic finish.

Jack Payne spurned a fine chance to double the Shrimpers' lead, smashing the ball into the side-netting.

And Luke Norris made them pay, levelling for Gillingham from close range for his sixth goal of the season.

SKY SPORTS:

Luke Norris' second-half equaliser secured Gillingham a 1-1 draw at Southend United.

The play-off pushing Shrimpers went ahead midway through the first half when Anthony Wordsworth fired home.

But Norris' well-taken effort kept the fourth-placed Gills five points behind the automatic promotion places.


OPPOSITION VIEW:

GILLINGHAM FC:

Gillingham Manager Justin Edinburgh felt his side deserved a point, and maybe all three, in today's 1-1 draw with Southend United at Roots Hall.

A first half goal from Anthony Wordsworth put Southend ahead, but Luke Norris finished neatly from a Brennan Dickenson cross, equalising in front of the travelling 1,923 Gillingham fans after the break to earn his side share of the spoils.



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