Mark Molesley made one change to the side that drew at home to Stevenage last weekend with the returning Mark Oxley reclaiming his position as the Number 1 at Roots Hall with on-loan goalkeeper James Montgomery returning to his parent club following the end of his emergency loan deal.
In a late change to the starting 11 Elvis Bwomono had to withdraw and was replaced by Ricky Holmes with Kyle Taylor added to the subs bench. Jason Demetriou was moved to right-back
John White (C)
On the bench
Seaden, Cordner, Goodship, Acquah, Nathaniel-George, Mellis, Holmes
A very much tepid affair was sparked into life late in the second half when substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George slotted home a penalty following a shove to Timothee Dieng by Scunthorpe United captain Jordan Clarke.
The away side thought they had done enough to take home all three points, but as has been the way for Southend this season fate reared its ugly head and delt the Shrimpers a hammer blow.
Scunthorpe equalised in the dying moments of the game via Alfie Beestin who broke into the box and fired home through 2 defenders from 12 yards out resulting in the Shrimpers recording yet another draw when victories seem hard to come by.
Scunthorpe United XI: Howard, Clarke (C), Bedeau, Gilliead, Loft (Eisa 64’), van Veen (McAtee 71’), Brown, Green (Hippolyte 88’), Beestin, Karacan, Rowe (Howe 88’). Subs Not Used: Watson, Spence, O’Malley
Blues XI: Oxley, McCormack (K Taylor 61’), Hobson, Dieng, Akinola (Goodship 71’), Hackett-Fairchild (Mellis 82’), Demetriou, Holmes (Nathaniel-George 61’), Hart, Ferguson, White (C). Subs Not Used: Seaden, Cordner, Acquah
Referee: Rob Lewis
Assistants: Barry Gordon & Alistair Nelson
Fourth Official: Darren Drysdale
Scunthorpe United: Alfie Beestin 90’
Southend United: Ashley Nathaniel-George (p)80’
Scunthorpe United: Jem Karacan 75’
Southend United: Timothee Dieng 68’
Scunthorpe United: Jordan Clarke 78’
Southend United: None
Stats Source: SouthendUnited.co.uk
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