Southend 2-2 Fleetwood Town- Match Report

Conor McLaughlin rescues late Fleetwood pointConor McLaughlin's last-minute header handed struggling Fleetwood Town a 2-2 draw at Southend United.The Shrimpers seemed to be heading for all three points when goals from Adam Barrett and Jack Payne overturned Robert Grant's opener for the visitors.But Fleetwood salvaged a share of the spoils right at the death with McLaughlin heading home from close range.Fleetwood, who remain a point outside the relegation zone, went in front in the 53rd minute when Grant's long-range shot deceived Daniel Bentley and flew into the back of the net.But Southend equalised in the 71st minute with captain Barrett heading home a right-wing corner from Stephen McLaughlin.The Shrimpers completed the comeback in the 82nd minute when Gary Deegan teed up Payne who netted with a well struck effort from 18 yards.However, Fleetwood fought back to claim a crucial point in the last minute when Amari'i Bell's left-wing cross picked out McLaughlin and the defender made no mistake with a firm header from inside the six-yard box

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