UK time is: 13:01:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The Report: Southend 1 Accrington Stanley 0

Southend all but secured a League 2 play off place on Monday with a one-nil win over Accrington Stanley at Roots Hall thanks for Barry Corr's goal.

There wasn't much to write home about from the first half as Accrington, still with minor concerns about relegation, making us work hard.

Ryan Leonard came closest to making the breakthrough but his header from a John White cross from the right ended up going just wide of the post.

Our goal came on 64 minutes to pretty much secure our play off place.

Set up by Will Atkinson an 11th goal of the season was scored by Corr when he took his time to fire home an effort from inside the box into the bottom corner.

Daniel Bentley didn't have much to do but he did have to produce a save to prevent Shay McCartan from bringing Accrington, who barely threatened, level. Bentley producing another fine saw to tip his volley wide.

Now that we're six points clear of eight place Oxford, the only side capable of catching up, we should be safe in our position with only two games to play. Not only would we need to lose both and Oxford win both we'd need a 10 goal better difference to occur.

It's not quite celebration time but it's not far off it, even when a play off place is secured though we can't celebrate unless we secure promotion.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Seasider Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 22 2014

Time: 2:29PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southend United Articles

The Preview: Southend v York City (Friday January 30 2015)

FA Investigate Crowd Incidents (Thursday January 29 2015)

Bridge Gap For Jack (Thursday January 29 2015)

Binnom-Williams' Loan Extended (Tuesday January 27 2015)

The Report: Portsmouth 1 Southend 2 (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Portsmouth v Southend (Saturday January 24 2015)

Layne Leaves Southend (Saturday January 24 2015)

The Preview: Portsmouth v Southend (Friday January 23 2015)

No Additional Punishment For Brown (Thursday January 22 2015)

Archived Southend United Articles

List All Vital Southend Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Shrewsbury 27 15 6 6 21 51
3. Burton 27 15 6 6 11 51
4. Luton 26 13 8 5 12 47
5. Southend 27 13 8 6 6 47
6. Newport 27 13 7 7 4 46
7. Bury 27 13 5 9 7 44
8. Stevenage 27 12 5 10 4 41

Breaking League News

Volunteers Wanted
Luton : 31/01/2015 10:23:00
Hatters in Winger Link
Luton : 31/01/2015 10:19:00
Team News: Accrington v Cobblers
Northampton : 31/01/2015 09:26:00
Team News: Cumbrians v Mansfield
Carlisle : 31/01/2015 09:21:00
#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.26
Portsmouth : 31/01/2015 08:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southend v York
Suggested By:  
Southend win 50%
York win 50%
Draw 0%