Date: 31st March 2016 at 1:32pm
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Southend’s League 1 season continued with a win against Sheffield United at Roots Hall on Wednesday.

The Southend play-off hopes live on with a three-one win over Sheffield United cutting the gap on Bradford to six-points.

Tyrone Barnett’s 28th-minute goal had Southend ahead but the visitors hit back a little over five-minutes later with Dean Hammond seeing it level at the break.

On the hour thought David Worrall had Southend ahead again with the Blues securing the win, just after Sheffield United hit the post through Che Adams, with Jack Payne scoring in the 90th-minute to see us up to eighth.



Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other games played in the second half of the Easter weekend….

These were the other results.

Monday 28th March 2016
Wigan 1-0 Rochdale
Bury 0-1 Gillingham
Crewe 0-1 Bradford
Doncaster 0-1 Blackpool
Oldham 1-0 Chesterfield
Port Vale 0-1 Barnsley
Scunthorpe 6-0 Swindon
Millwall 2-0 Burton

Tuesday 29th March 2016
Coventry 0-1 Colchester

Wednesday 30th March 2016
Southend 3-1 Sheff Utd

A familiar scoreline on Easter Monday was one-nil!

Wigan (one-nil) unbeaten run continued with another win with the win over Rochdale moving them closer to a return to the Championship, quite possibly as Champions wit that helped by the results of the leaders Burton (two-nil) later in the day when they were beaten at Millwall.

Those looking to also go up, most likely via the play-off route, are Gillingham, Bradford and Barnsley with all three of them retaining play-off hopes with one-nil wins over Bury, Crewe and Port Vale respectively.

At the other end of the table Blackpool’s (one-nil) win over Doncaster further extended the poor run of form Doncaster have been on, to leave them in serious trouble, with this win at the Keepmoat Stadium moving Pools further away from the bottom four – still work to be done though.

Oldham’s (one-nil) win against Chesterfield helped the Latics’ hopes of staying up too but leaves the Spireites worrying still with it getting tight down the bottom.

It’ll still take some recovery, one of epic proportions, but Colchester (one-nil) have further hope with a win at Coventry which closed the gap on those above them whilst further damaging the Sky Blues’ own play-off hopes, which are fading with this also the case for Sheffield United (three-one) following a the defeat at Southend, who might yet still have a chance of this!

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