Sep 13, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Roots Hall
SouthendSouthend United
Corr (56'), Coulthirst (90')
Deegan (45'), Payne (65')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Dunne (44'), Holmes (58'), Wallace (59'), Robinson (84')

Half-Time Report: Phil Brown's Southend United level with Portsmouth going into half-time

Southend United manager Phil Brown looks on as the players warm up prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Southend United and Northampton Town at Roots Hall on August 17, 2013
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Southend United go into the break of their League Two match level with Portsmouth at 0-0.

Southend United and Portsmouth head into half-time of their League Two match level, with both sides unable to find a breakthrough.

The Blues almost conceded two minutes after kick-off when a teasing Ricky Holmes shot was stopped on the line by defender Luke Prosser.

Both sides began to push for the opening goal, with Portsmouth getting caught out on the counter-attack several times before the break.

Pompey and Phil Brown's hosts both had plenty of chances in the half, but were not clinical enough in front of goal.

Danny Hylton of Oxford United celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Oxford United and Dagenham & Redbridge at Kassam Stadium on August 30, 2014
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