Reaction to the 2-2 draw with Northampton...
TWO goals in the space of three second half minutes saw Southend United fight back to secure a 2-2 draw with Northampton Town this afternoon.
The Shrimpers – who have still not win since the opening day of the season – trailed 2-0 at half-time.
But two goals in quick succession, from Jason Demetriou and Anthony Wordsworth, saw Phil Brown’s side secure a share of the spoils.
Southend staged a sublime second-half fightback to steal a point, last Saturday, having seemed completely out of this contest after Leon Barnett and Matt Crooks – later to be sent-off – had given the visitors a seemingly unassailable first-half lead.
But, the Shrimpers levelled with Jason Demetiou and Anthony Wordsworth inside two, early second-half minutes.
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After a quiet opening Alex Revell powered a header just over as the Cobblers started to grow into the contest and they took the lead soon after, Leon Barnett turning in Yaser Kasim’s low corner.
Matt Crooks doubled the Cobblers lead with a sweet side-foot finish from 20-yards, Kasim and Powel involved in the build-up.
Southend halved the deficit early in the second half, Jason Demetriou’s shot taking a big deflection to beat Ingram.
Almost immediately it was then 2-2, Anthony Wordsworth scoring the Shrimpers equaliser after picking up a loose ball from a headed clearance. Stephen McLaughlin then flashed a header wide as Phil Brown’s side had a chance to take the lead.
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On Saturday at Southend United, coming away with a share of the spoils from a hard-fought 2-2 draw was seen as a real disappointment.
The Cobblers could, and should, have won at Roots Hall on Saturday. But they also could have lost.
They were 2-0 up at half-time against a team without a win since August 5, and managed to open up that lead without really getting out of first gear.
Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes saw Southend United secure a draw with 10-man NorthamptonTown at Roots Hall.
The Cobblers led 2-0 at the break but strikes from Jason Demetriou and Anthony Wordsworth saw Phil Brown's side fight back to pick up a share of the spoils.