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  • Date:26 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Roots Hall
  • Attendance:6,237
  • Harris (65)
  • Harrold (76)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Gilbert on Joe Anyinsah. Dan Woodards restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Craig Stanley is booked.

91mins

Corner taken by Ryan Hall.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, Bilel Mohsni produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

90mins

Drilled shot by Ryan Hall.

88mins

Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.

87mins

Dan Woodards challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Dickinson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Mathew Gill gets a block in.

86mins

Matt Harrold receives a yellow card.

86mins

The ball is delivered by Ryan Hall, Anthony Grant takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

85mins

Anthony Grant joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Harris.

85mins

Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

84mins

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy.

82mins

Kane Ferdinand fouled by Andy Dorman, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Timlin restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Harrold on Mark Phillips. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall.

78mins

Ryan Hall has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

77mins

Matt Harrold grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Southend 1-1 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Mathew Gill.

75mins

Foul by Craig Stanley on Liam Dickinson, free kick awarded. Ryan Hall takes the free kick.

74mins

Mathew Gill concedes a free kick for a foul on Bilel Mohsni. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Barker.

72mins

Short corner taken by Ryan Hall from the left by-line. Matt Harrold is brought on as a substitute for Chris Zebroski.

71mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

70mins

Bilel Mohsni is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

70mins

The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Craig Stanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall. Michael Timlin restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Liam Dickinson.

69mins

Kane Ferdinand fouled by Joe Anyinsah, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.

68mins

Ryan Hall has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

66mins

Neil Harris finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 1-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist on the goal came from Liam Dickinson. Byron Anthony receives a yellow card.

65mins

A cross is delivered by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Phillips on Chris Zebroski. Craig Stanley takes the indirect free kick.

61mins

Eliot Richards on for Mustapha Carayol.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Bilel Mohsni.

60mins

Centre by Sean Clohessy, Dan Woodards makes a clearance.

58mins

Effort from outside the box by Bilel Mohsni goes wide right of the target.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Bilel Mohsni.

57mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Dickinson. Free kick taken by Lee Brown. Liam Dickinson receives a yellow card for time wasting.

56mins

Ryan Hall takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Gilbert goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Liam Dickinson crosses the ball.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Sean Clohessy. Luke Daniels takes the indirect free kick.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Hall, save by Scott Bevan.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Anyinsah, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

49mins

Dan Woodards concedes a free kick for a foul on Bilel Mohsni. Chris Barker takes the free kick.

48mins

Mustapha Carayol sends in a cross, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

45mins

Bilel Mohsni shown a yellow card. Gary Sawyer receives a caution.

44mins

Ryan Hall crosses the ball, clearance made by Mathew Gill.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Anthony on Liam Dickinson. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Hall.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown.

40mins

Neil Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Anthony. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

39mins

Shot by Mark Phillips from a long way out goes over the net.

39mins

A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Dan Woodards.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Phillips by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustapha Carayol on Sean Clohessy. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

32mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, save by Scott Bevan.

32mins

Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.

28mins

The referee blows for offside. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Sean Clohessy challenges Joe Anyinsah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

26mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hall, clearance by Byron Anthony.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hall.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Ryan Hall, Neil Harris takes a shot. Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Mark Phillips gets a block in.

24mins

Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, clearance by Dan Woodards.

23mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Hall, clearance by Byron Anthony.

21mins

Mark Phillips fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Mustapha Carayol, clearance made by Mark Phillips.

18mins

Bilel Mohsni has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Peter Gilbert.

16mins

Ryan Hall produces a cross, save made by Scott Bevan.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Ryan Hall, Lee Brown makes a clearance.

14mins

Joe Anyinsah is caught offside. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

13mins

Ryan Hall takes the outswinging corner, Effort from deep inside the area by Bilel Mohsni misses to the right of the goal.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Byron Anthony.

12mins

A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Neil Harris misses to the right of the target.

10mins

Mustapha Carayol produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

10mins

The referee penalises Chris Barker for handball. Free kick taken by Mathew Gill.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Ryan Hall. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

6mins

Corner taken by Ryan Hall, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, clearance by Dan Woodards.

Match Preview

Shrimpers stay patient over defensive duo Mark Phillips and Peter Gilbert will be given every opportunity to be fit for Southend's clash at home to Bristol Rovers. Phillips was forced off in the closing stages of Tuesday's FA Cup triumph over Preston nursing a hamstring injury while fellow defender Gilbert also emerged from the first-round replay carrying a groin strain. Neither trained on Thursday but will be assessed as late as possible as the Shrimpers aim to extend their superb 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Midfielder Anthony Grant comes back into the reckoning having completed his three-match suspension. Manager Paul Sturrock made just the one change in midweek with Jean-Paul Kalala dropping to the bench in favour of Neil Harris, and the midfielder will be hoping to come back in against a Pirates side who have struggled this season having initially been tipped as a favourite for promotion. Striker Barry Corr has been forced to undergo a knee operation in a bid to resolve his ongoing injury problems, with young midfielder Harry Crawford also set for similar procedure. Bristol Rovers will be without veteran striker Scott McGleish. The former Leyton Orient and Northampton forward came off with an ankle injury during the 2-0 home defeat to Barnet and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks. Eliot Richards could deputise for the 37-year-old, although Chris Zebroski is expected to lead the line with Matt Harrold. Rovers will also be missing experienced centre-back Adam Virgo, who has been ruled out for the season with knee ligament damage. Meanwhile, manager Paul Buckle conceded midfielder Wayne Brown (ankle) could also be unavailable for the rest of the term. "Wayne Brown will be lucky if he is back playing before the end of the season," the Pirates boss told the club's official website. "That is three big players for us and it is tough to take."

Formation:442Manager: Paul Sturrock

Southend

Formation: 451Manager: Paul Buckle

Bristol Rovers

  • Luke Daniels
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Mark Phillips
  • Chris Barker
  • Peter Gilbert
  • Bilel Mohsni
  • Kane Ferdinand
  • Michael Timlin
  • Ryan Hall
  • Liam Dickinson
  • Neil Harris
  • SUBS
  • Glenn Morris
  • Anthony Grant
  • Luke Prosser
  • JP Kalala
  • Blair Sturrock

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Match Report

Super-sub Harold fires Gas Bristol Rovers striker Matt Harrold returned to haunt old club Southend with an equaliser to cancel out Neil Harris' goal for the League Two leaders and ensure a 1-1 draw at Roots Hall. Substitute Harrold had only been on for four minutes when he headed home Matt Gill's right-wing cross from eight yards to equalise in the 77th minute with Rovers' first shot on target. Southend, who went into the match two points clear at the top of the table, took the lead in the 66th minute when Liam Dickinson crossed to Harris, who slid in at the back post to shoot into the right side of Scott Bevan's goal. The first half had been a dour affair with the best chance falling to veteran former Millwall striker Harris, whose header was turned onto the right post by Bevan. The Pirates' goalkeeper also did well to touch a Ryan Hall shot onto the post at the death before Mohsni fired over with the follow-up as Blues pressed for a winner. But ultimately the eighth goal of the season from Harrold, who left Roots Hall in 2008 after two years, left Southend top of the division on goal difference from Crawley.

Form Guide

    DWWWWW
  • Southend
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • WLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Southend
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 01/04/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 1
  • Southend
  • 27/08/2004
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Southend
  • 06/03/2004
  • Southend
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 20/12/2003
  • Southend
  • 2 - 2
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 08/02/2003
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 1
  • Southend
  • 09/11/2002

Top Scorers

Southend

  • K Ferdinand 6
  • R Hall 5
  • M Phillips 5
  • B Mohsni 5
  • L Dickinson 3
  • N Harris 2
  • P Gilbert 2
  • M Timlin 2
  • R Leonard 1

Bristol Rovers

  • M Harrold 4
  • J Anyinsah 4
  • S McGleish 3
  • L Brown 3
  • C Bolger 2
  • B Anthony 1
  • C Zebroski 1
  • E Richards 1

Goals

Southend

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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