GOAL FLASH!

Southend United 1-1 Newport County

(56′ mins): King denied Rush and Olayinka in quick succession as Southend continued to create the better opportunities immediately after the restart. Nevertheless, Oxley had to be on his metal, turning aside a dipping dead-ball efort from Josh Sheeham as Newport looked for a foothold. And they found it shortly before the hour. Mickey Demetriou’s flick header deceived Oxley following a long throw from Lewis.

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Brian Jeeves

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