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2016/17 English League One, 2016/2017 English League One
  • Jermaine McGlashan (20')
  • Simon Cox (31')
  • Marc Richards (29')
  • John-Joe O'Toole (44')

Northampton battle back for point at Southend

Northampton twice fought back to secure a 2-2 Sky Bet League One draw at Southend.
The Shrimpers moved into the play-off places at the expense of Millwall, who were in FA Cup action, with a point at Roots Hall.
But the Cobblers dug in and John Joe O'Toole's equaliser just before half time saw Justin Edinburgh's side pick up a share of the spoils.
Southend took the lead in the 20th minute when winger Jermaine McGlashan tapped home from close range after Simon Cox had failed to make contact with Ben Coker's left-wing cross.
Northampton equalized nine minutes later when Marc Richards netted from 20 yards after Matt Taylor''s left-wing cross had been cleared into his path by Coker.
However, the Shrimpers were back in front within two minutes when Jason Demetriou's left-footed shot deflected into the path of Cox who volleyed in from close range as he netted for the sixth home game in succession.
But Northampton made sure of a point just before the break when O'Toole bundled the ball home after Taylor's 25 yard free-kick had struck the inside of the left post.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sheffield United 38 +30 78
2 Bolton Wanderers 38 +26 72
3 Fleetwood Town 38 +19 68
4 Bradford City 39 +16 66
5 Scunthorpe United 39 +20 64
6 Southend United 38 +11 60
7 Millwall 37 +9 60
8 Bristol Rovers 39 0 57
9 Oxford United 38 +5 55
10 Rochdale 37 +4 54
11 Walsall 39 -2 53
12 Peterborough United 39 0 52
13 AFC Wimbledon 38 +3 51
14 Northampton Town 39 -6 49
15 Charlton Athletic 39 +3 47
16 Milton Keynes Dons 38 -1 47
17 Bury 39 -7 45
18 Gillingham 39 -16 45
19 Oldham Athletic 39 -12 44
20 Shrewsbury Town 38 -12 43
21 Port Vale 37 -17 41
22 Swindon Town 39 -19 36
23 Chesterfield 39 -26 33
24 Coventry City 39 -28 29