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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Kightly (37')
  • Stephen McLaughlin (53')
  • Michael Turner (90'+2')
  • Tom Hopper (12')
  • Kevin Van Veen (56')
  • Cameron Burgess (90'+1')

Late drama gives Chris Powell a winning start at Southend

Chris Powell began his spell as Southend manager with a dramatic 3-2 win against Scunthorpe at Roots Hall.
Michael Turner struck in the second minute of stoppage time, shortly after Scunthorpe's Cameron Burgess was dismissed, to move the hosts four points clear of the relegation zone.
Former Southend player Powell was hired on Tuesday after former manager Phil Brown was placed on gardening leave following seven defeats in eight league games.
But it was Scunthorpe who opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Tom Hopper headed home from close range.
Powell's side hit back in the 37th minute when Michael Kightly cut in off the left flank and delivered a deep cross which flew into the back of the net via the inside of the right post.
And the Shrimpers went in front eight minutes into the second half when Stephen McLaughlin netted with a powerfully struck free-kick.
The lead was short-lived as Kevin van Veen netted from close range three minutes later.
But there was still drama to come and after Burgess received a second yellow card as the game entered added time, Turner slid home the winner after Rory Watson had pushed out a McLaughlin free-kick.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 33 +38 71
2 Barnsley 33 +31 66
3 Sunderland 32 +25 62
4 Portsmouth 33 +19 61
5 Charlton Athletic 33 +15 56
6 Doncaster Rovers 31 +19 53
7 Peterborough United 33 +7 52
8 Blackpool 32 +6 48
9 Coventry City 33 -1 46
10 Fleetwood Town 33 +8 45
11 Burton Albion 33 +2 43
12 Wycombe Wanderers 33 -5 43
13 Southend United 33 -1 40
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -9 40
15 Scunthorpe United 33 -17 40
16 Plymouth Argyle 33 -13 38
17 Gillingham 33 -13 36
18 Walsall 33 -19 35
19 Bristol Rovers 32 -4 34
20 Rochdale 33 -26 34
21 Shrewsbury Town 32 -10 33
22 Oxford United 33 -12 33
23 Bradford City 33 -16 33
24 AFC Wimbledon 33 -24 29