Date: 21st August 2016 at 5:45pm
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Southend’s League 1 season continued with a draw against Bristol Rovers at Roots Hall on Saturday.

A late penalty was enough to ensure Southend gained a point against Bristol Rovers in a one-one draw.

Both sides had chances, forcing ‘keepers into saves, but it was Bristol Rovers who went ahead when Lines put in a corner that an unmarked Hartley was able to headed home just past the hour.

When Bristol Rovers’ Harrison was adjudged to have handled a Bridge cross with Cox making no mistake from the spot to earn and 81st-minutes draw.

Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other matches played.


Sat 20 Aug 2016 – League One
Bolton 2-1 Fleetwood 15:00
Bradford 3-1 Coventry 15:00
Bury 0-1 Oldham 15:00
Millwall 2-1 Sheff Utd 15:00
Northampton 0-0 Wimbledon 15:00
Oxford Utd 2-1 Peterborough 15:00
Rochdale 0-1 MK Dons 15:00
Scunthorpe 5-0 Gillingham 15:00
Shrewsbury 2-1 Chesterfield 15:00
Southend 1-1 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Swindon 1-0 Port Vale 15:00
Walsall 1-2 Charlton 15:00

It’s been a very good start to the season for Bolton with the winning once again after two-one win, which seems to be a familiar scoreline for the Trotters, over Fleetwood with Bradford collecting a third win of the week when seeing off Coventry three-one.

Millwall recovered well from a heavy midweek defeat at Peterborough (beat at Oxford this time) to win at the Den against Sheffield United, who had themselves suffered a heavy defeat at home to Southend in the previous match with their early season struggles continuing.

Now it looks like Charlton, having won for the first time this season in the last match, have got their season up and running with another win collected at Walsall as the Addicks won two-one.

But the big winners were Scunthorpe who thrashed Gillingham give-nil at Glanford Park.

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