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Southend United 2-2 Notts County

Southend and Notts County lived up to their billing as the top teams in the National League as they shared four goals in a thrilling draw at Roots Hall.

The hosts were looking for a fifth successive victory but had to settle for a point against table leaders County, who have only lost once in the league this season.

The home team pressed from the start in front of a season-high Roots Hall crowd of 6,603 as Jack Bridge and Miley Cavaghn had shots blocked and Callum Powell tried his luck.

But it was the visitors who struck first, Macaulay Langstaff opening the scoring with his 18th goal of the season, a shot just wide in the 34th minute.

Ollie Kensdale’s looping header leveled the hosts nine minutes after the restart, but the Magpies restored their lead on the hour when Cedwyn Scott chose the bottom corner with a fine finish from the edge of the box.

But the lead lasted just five minutes when Powell deflected a Bridge cross to set up a thrilling finish and, despite chances from both sides, it ended level.

Match report provided by PA Media.

lineups

Southend

Training 5-3-2

  • 30Andeng-Ndi
  • twoScott-Morriss
  • 5Hobson
  • 6Kensdale
  • sixteenTaylorReplaced forHusina 61′minutes
  • 22Lopata
  • 7Bridge
  • 17miley
  • 18Fonguck
  • elevenPowellReserved at 29 minutesReplaced forCardwella 80′minutes
  • 19whereReplaced forCosgravea 64′minutes

substitutes

  • 4The most
  • 8Husin
  • twentyCosgrave
  • 24Demetrius
  • 39Cardwell

Notts County

Training 5-3-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 4cameron
  • fifteenbaldwin
  • twoBrindleyReserved at 79 minutes
  • 23Chicken
  • sixteenBajramiReplaced forAustina 61′minutes
  • elevenNemaneReplaced forAdebayo-Rowlinga 72′minutes
  • 18palm tree
  • twentyRodriguesReplaced forcastroa 80′minutes
  • 19Scott
  • 9langstaff

substitutes

  • 5Rawlinson
  • 7Mitchell
  • 8Austin
  • 10castro
  • twenty-oneAdebayo-Rowling

Referee:
Daniel Middleton

Attendance:
6,603

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