Date: 9th May 2016 at 11:40am
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Southend’s League 1 season concluded with a defeat against Bury at Gigg Lane on Sunday.

An up and down season (which looked as though it could have brought a play-off place until a disappointing final month or two) ended with Southend beaten three-two at Bury, who of course sealed automatic promotion ahead of us last term!

Southend took an eight-minute lead when former Coventry and Charlton midfielder Frank Moussa scored with an own goal from veteran defender Adam Barrett having Bury level on 21-minutes.

Two-minutes later David Mooney scored via the post to restore the Southend lead but before half an hour was played Ryan Lowe made it two-all as the goals flowed in the first half.

The woodwork twice denied Southend before Sam McQueen’s handball deep into injury-time gave Lowe the chance to win it, which he took from the penalty spot meaning we ended in 15th, just below the Shakers.

Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other games played at the weekend….

These were the other results.

Sunday 8th May 2016
Bradford 2-0 Chesterfield
Bury 3-2 Southend
Colchester 1-2 Rochdale
Doncaster 0-0 Burton
Fleetwood 2-0 Crewe
Gillingham 1-2 Millwall
Oldham 0-2 Coventry
Peterborough 5-1 Blackpool
Port Vale 0-5 Walsall
Sheff Utd 0-2 Scunthorpe
Swindon 3-0 Shrewsbury
Wigan 1-4 Barnsley

Burton (nil-nil) drew at Doncaster to confirm automatic promotion as runners up to Champions Wigan, with this also rubber-stamping the Donny relegation into League 2.

A Walsall (five-nil) win at Port Vale wasn’t enough for them to gain automatic promotion, the Saddlers needed Burton to lose so they’ll now take a play-off place with the final spot confirmed by Barnsley (four-one) who won at Wigan, who saw their title party tainted slightly.

The Tykes finished in sixth on goal-difference ahead of Scunthorpe (two-nil) who won at Sheffield United; with the final side battling for that final place Gillingham (two-one) losing at Millwall, which made certain they missed out.

One final relegation spot needed to be filled with this taken by Blackpool (five-one) after they were beaten at Peterborough – they would have gone down even with a win due to the three-points Fleetwood (two-nil) collected against already relegated Crewe.

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