MX23RW : Saturday, July 24 08:16:29| >> :600:120950:120950:
Aug 31, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Ricoh Arena
CoventryCoventry City
SouthendSouthend United
Johnson (34'), Ricketts (72')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Hunt (36'), Mooney (41' pen.)

Result: Coventry City, Southend United ends all square

Coventry City and Southend United play out a 2-2 draw in Monday night's League One clash at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City and Southend United have played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their League One clash at the Ricoh Arena.

The game saw plenty of early action as both sides weighed in with a number of good chances, most notably through Ryan Leonard and Ruben Lameiras.

Coventry then went on to break the deadlock just after the half-hour mark as Adam Armstrong's header was cleared off the line before Reda Johnson lashed in the rebound through a crowd of bodies.

The Shrimpers, however, equalised just minutes later when a short corner was worked to Noel Hunt, who headed past Lee Burge at the far post.

With four minutes left in the half, Phil Brown's charges edged themselves into the lead when a foul in the box prompted the referee to award the visitors a penalty, which David Mooney duly converted.

Southend nearly added a third on the stroke of half time, Hunt nodding a ball back it back into the danger area, but David Worrall's strike was frantically blocked and hacked away.

The hosts were awarded a penalty shortly after the restart when Sam Ricketts was brought down in the Shrimpers box, but Jim O'Brien's spot kick was saved by Daniel Bentley, who guessed the correct way.

Nevertheless Tony Mowbray's charges managed to get back on level terms midway through the second half courtesy of Ricketts's thumping header from a corner.

Joe Murphy twice came close to getting back into the lead in the latter stages of the match, but both efforts were smartly saved by Bentley, who also kept out Marcus Tudgay's low shot in injury time.

The result means that Coventry sneak into the League One playoff places, while Southend edge out of the relegation zone.

ID:243065: cacheID:243065:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3960:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Phil Brown, manager of Southend United celebrates a late equaliser goal in extra-time during the Sky Bet League Two Playoff Final between Southend United and Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on May 23, 2015
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Southend lead at Coventry

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia0101
Albania national flagAlbania0000
Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events

· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Olympic Games Women's Football
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Pre-Season Friendlies
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League
J1 League

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!