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Match Gallery: Blackpool 2-2 Southend

11 March 2019

Southend were seconds away from a vital win on the road before a Taylor Moore own goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time meant the points were shared in a 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road...

In front of a bumper home crowd of almost 16,000, Southend took the lead midway through the first-half with Rob Kiernan heading in his first Blues goal from a Sam Mantom corner.

Blackpool would level matters shortly after when Armand Gnaduillet thundered the ball into the roof of the net sparking wild celebrations by the formerly exiled Tangerine fans.

But Southend would score again from a corner early in the second-half as Michael Turner flicked on another Mantom set-piece to put the visitors back in front.

Nathan Bishop pulled off a superb fingertip save from Ollie Turton to keep Chris Powell’s side in front until Moore headed the ball into his own net in the final seconds.

The nature of the equaliser and the subsequent pitch-invasion rounded off a day to remember for Blackpool as a huge sign over the dugouts read “Blackpool are back”, although the two points dropped could prove pivotal for Southend in the run in.

Read the full report here.

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