Date: 26th March 2016 at 4:05pm
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Southend’s League 1 season continued with a defeat against Rochdale at Spotland on Friday.

A one-nil lead was lost by Southend with three second half goals from Rochdale seeing them beat the Blues four-one.

Jack Payne had Southend ahead just before the half hour mark but Grant Holt had Rochdale level on 41-minutes. Second half goals from Joe Rafferty and Jamie Allen had Dale ahead and in control on the hour with Joe Bunney sealing the win in the last minute pushing Southend to 12th and four-points off the play-offs.



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

These were the other results.

Friday 25th March 2016
Barnsley 0-0 Scunthorpe
Blackpool 1-1 Bury
Colchester 4-1 Doncaster
Rochdale 4-1 Southend
Sheff Utd 3-2 Crewe
Shrewsbury 1-1 Port Vale
Swindon 1-4 Wigan
Peterborough 3-1 Coventry

These games are to be played.

Saturday 26th March 2016
Burton v Oldham
Bradford v Millwall
Chesterfield v Fleetwood

The Burton lead (on Friday) anyway was closed by Wigan (four-one), who extended their unbeaten run with a heavy win at Swindon – Barnsley (nil-nil) retained the final play-off place on Friday, but had to settle for a point at Oakwell against Scunthorpe under new boss Graham Alexander.

Looking to get into the top six are Southend (four-one) beaten at Rochdale, so these chances weren’t helped at all, with Sheffield United’s (three-two) hopes helped with a win against struggling Crewe at Bramall Lane.

Colchester (four-one) will still need to pull off something special to stay up but this win against Doncaster, who drop deeper into trouble themselves after this game, took them off the foot of the table after the game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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