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2016/17 English League One, 2016/2017 English League One

Simon Cox strikes late winner as Southend see off Rochdale

Simon Cox's last-gasp winner handed Southend United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Rochdale in a match that both sides ended with 10 men at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers were initially on top and opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Jermaine McGlashan played in Marc-Antoine Fortune, who rounded the advancing Conrad Logan before tapping home.
Dale suffered a further blow in the 22nd minute when centre-back Keith Keane was sent off for bringing down Fortune when he was clean through on goal.
Southend midfielder Anthony Wordsworth slammed the resulting free-kick against the crossbar before the Shrimpers were also reduced to 10 men in the 34th minute when McGlashan was shown a second yellow card after bringing down Ian Henderson.
Rochdale improved after the break with Calvin Andrew wasting two headers and Jamie Allen having a long-range shot saved by Ted Smith.
Dale equalised in the 66th minute when Andrew cut in off the right-hand side and netted with a deflected left-footed shot which looped into the top left-hand corner of the net.
But Southend struck back to secure all three points when Cox netted a brilliant left-footed shot from eight yards.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sheffield United 39 +30 79
2 Bolton Wanderers 39 +28 75
3 Fleetwood Town 39 +19 69
4 Scunthorpe United 40 +21 67
5 Bradford City 40 +15 66
6 Southend United 39 +13 63
7 Millwall 38 +8 60
8 Rochdale 38 +6 57
9 Bristol Rovers 40 -1 57
10 Oxford United 39 +5 56
11 Peterborough United 40 +1 55
12 Walsall 39 -2 53
13 AFC Wimbledon 39 +1 51
14 Northampton Town 40 -6 50
15 Milton Keynes Dons 39 -1 48
16 Charlton Athletic 39 +3 47
17 Bury 40 -7 46
18 Oldham Athletic 40 -12 45
19 Gillingham 40 -17 45
20 Shrewsbury Town 39 -14 43
21 Port Vale 38 -17 42
22 Swindon Town 40 -18 39
23 Chesterfield 40 -28 33
24 Coventry City 40 -27 32