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Southend United vs Walsall. Sky Bet League One.

Roots HallAttendance6,756.

Southend United 3

  • N Ranger (63rd minute)
  • A Ferdinand (76th minute)
  • S Cox (83rd minute)

Walsall 2

  • F Moussa (18th minute, 25th minute)

Southend 3-2 Walsall: Super Southend fight back

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One clash between Southend United and Walsall.

Southend United staged a stunning second-half fight-back to see off Walsall 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers seemed to heading for defeat when their former midfielder Franck Moussa fired the Saddlers into a 2-0 lead.

But goals from Nile Ranger, Anton Ferdinand and Simon Cox saw Southend pick up all three points to move into the Sky Bet League One play-off places.

Substitute Moussa fired Walsall into an 18th-minute lead with a neat finish from Joe Edwards' left-wing cross and then doubled the visitors lead with another clever finish after a poor clearance from Ryan Inniss.

However, Southend got back into the game in the 63rd minute with Ranger heading home Will Atkinson's left-wing cross following a quickly-taken Ben Coker free-kick.

The Shrimpers then drew back level in the 76th minute when skipper Ferdinand volleyed home from 12 yards after Anthony Wordsworth's free-kick had only been half cleared.

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And Southend completed their come-back seven minutes from time when Cox curled a 20-yard free-kick into the top left-hand corner of the net.

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