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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Anthony Wordsworth (5')
  • Simon Cox (46')
  • Kyle Vassell (56')

Mark Oxley saves Jimmy Ryan's late penalty to give Southend win over Blackpool

Mark Oxley's stoppage-time penalty save saw Southend United record a third win in succession, beating Blackpool 2-1 at Roots Hall.
Goals from Anthony Wordsworth and Simon Cox put the Shrimpers 2-0 in front but Oxley had to deny Jimmy Ryan at the death to stop Blackpool picking up a point.
Southend went in front after just five minutes when Stephen McLaughlin's left-wing corner was half-volleyed home at the near post by Wordsworth.
Blackpool came close to equalising when Kyle Vassell's shot was tipped on to the post by Oxley.
But Southend went further in front in the 46th minute when Cox capitalised on a poor attempted clearance from Curtis Tilt to volley home.
Blackpool got back in the game in the 56th minute when Vassell latched on to Ryan's long ball forward to round Oxley and score.
And the visitors piled on the pressure late on with Clark Robertson having a header cleared off the line by Jason Demetriou before Oxley dived to his left to keep out Ryan's penalty.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 18 +14 40
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +22 39
3 Scunthorpe United 19 +10 35
4 Charlton Athletic 17 +8 34
5 Bradford City 19 +6 33
6 Blackburn Rovers 17 +14 31
7 Peterborough United 18 +4 28
8 Oxford United 19 +7 26
9 Rotherham United 18 +6 26
10 Blackpool 18 +1 26
11 Portsmouth 19 0 26
12 Fleetwood Town 19 -1 26
13 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -6 24
14 Southend United 18 -7 24
15 Walsall 18 -2 22
16 Oldham Athletic 18 -6 22
17 Bristol Rovers 18 -7 21
18 Doncaster Rovers 19 -5 20
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -6 20
20 Gillingham 19 -7 19
21 Northampton Town 19 -17 18
22 Rochdale 18 -6 17
23 Plymouth Argyle 19 -13 17
24 Bury 19 -9 16

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