• FT

    Morecambe

    2

    Aldershot

    1

  • FT

    Oxford Utd

    1

    Fleetwood To

    2

  • FT

    Southend

    1

    Cheltenham

    2

  • FT

    Torquay

    1

    Rotherham

    3

  • FT

    Wycombe

    0

    Bradford

    3

  • FT

    York

    0

    Gillingham

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Roots Hall, England

Referee: Stuart Attwell | Attendance: 3908

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Southend United

  • Ben Reeves 90' +2'

1 - 2

FT

Cheltenham Town

  • Marlon Pack 13' PEN
  • Paul Benson 38'

Robins fly into automatic spots

Cheltenham moved up into the automatic promotion places with a 2-1 win at Southend.

Midfielder Marlon Pack put the Robins in front from the penalty spot in the 13th minute after Shrimpers midfielder Alex Woodyard had needlessly brought down Russell Penn inside the penalty area.

Pack rolled the spot kick in to the right-hand side of the goal, with Southend goalkeeper Paul Smith diving in the opposite direction.

Boyhood Southend fan Paul Benson then doubled Cheltenham's lead in the 38th minute when he capitalised on a defensive mix-up between centre back Michael Spillane and Smith to prod the ball into the back of the net.

The strike handed Benson his first Cheltenham goal and killed off a disjointed Southend side who created few clear-cut chances.

However, they did bag a last-gasp consolation when the on-loan Ben Reeves guided a right footed shot in to the top right-hand corner of the net.

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Scoring Summary

  • Southend United
  • Cheltenham Town
Ben Reeves (90 + 2')
(pen 13') Marlon Pack
(38') Paul Benson

Match Stats

  • Southend United
  • Cheltenham Town
11(8) Shots (on goal) 13(5)
12 Fouls 11
7 Corner kicks 4
1 Offsides 6
56% Time of Possession 44%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 8

Teams

  • Southend United
  • Cheltenham Town
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