Gulls share points with Shrimpers

Joss Labadie's equaliser on the stroke of half-time secured struggling Torquay a 1-1 draw at Southend.

Last Updated: 16/03/13 at 18:10

Joss Labadie: Levelled mattters

Joss Labadie: Levelled mattters

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The midfielder tapped home from close range to cancel out Freddy Eastwood's early opener for the Shrimpers.

And that earned the Gulls a precious share of the spoils in their fight against relegation and left Southend six points off the play-off places.

Southend were initially on top at Roots Hall and went in front after just nine minutes when Ben Reeves picked out Eastwood on the right flank.

He then cut inside and fired a fine left-footed shot in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net for his first goal since November.

Southend failed to build on the goal though and Torquay started to get back in to the game with Lee Mansell and Jordan Chapell both being denied by Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

But the visitors equalised in the 45th minute when Chapell's drilled cross picked out Labadie and he tapped the ball home.

The Shrimpers had the better chances during a quiet second half but both Reeves and Kevan Hurst had shots saved by the legs of Michael Poke.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
19:45
Accrington 0-1 Bury Report
Cambridge Utd 1-1 Dag + Red Report
Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
AFC W'don 2-1 Accrington Report
Bury 2-1 Carlisle Report
Cheltenhm 1-1 Luton Report
Mansfield 0-0 Wycombe Report
Northamptn 3-0 Newport Report
Oxford Utd 2-2 Exeter Report
Plymouth 1-1 Morecambe  
Portsmth 1-2 Southend Report

Footer 365

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pleased to overcome challenging tie with Sheffield United

Mauricio Pochettino dedicated Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Sheffield United to the fans.

Capital One Cup: Nigel Clough praises battling Sheffield United after Tottenham reach final

Nigel Clough was left to ponder what might have been after Spurs dashed Sheffield United's Capital One Cup final dreams.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company