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2016/17 English League One, 2016/2017 English League One
  • Will Atkinson (12')
  • Jonathan Obika (73')

Southend frustrated by Swindon in Roots Hall draw

Southend's frustrating recent record against Swindon continued with a 1-1 draw against the Robins at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers seemed set for a third win in a row when Will Atkinson fired Phil Brown's side in front on his 150th appearance for the club.
But Jonathan Obika netted an equaliser 17 minutes from time to make it nine games without defeat for Swindon against Southend.
The hosts - who have now gone seven league games without defeat - opened the scoring after just 12 minutes with Atkinson on target for the third time in two games.
The midfielder was picked out by Anthony Wordsworth's through ball and stabbed a low, left-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net from close range.
However, Swindon hit back to equalise after a spell of sustained pressure in the 73rd minute with Obika firing a deflected left-footed shot in to the bottom corner.
But Southend piled on the pressure late on with Stephen McLaughlin, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Wordsworth all being denied by Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

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