Shakers held by Shrimpers

Southend earned a deserved replay after holding Bury to a 1-1 draw at Gigg Lane in the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Last Updated: 01/12/12 at 19:17

Tomlin: Impressive solo goal

Tomlin: Impressive solo goal

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Paul Sturrock's League Two promotion-chasers never looked out of their depth against their League One opponents, despite going behind to a 32nd-minute Matt Doherty penalty.

Referee Andy Haines had no choice but to point to the spot after both Bury strikers, Lenell John-lewis and then Troy Hewitt, were barged over in the box as they attempted to head home David Worrall's cross.

But Gavin Tomlin got Southend back in the tie with a mazy run and finish four minutes before the break, going to the byline and jinking past two Bury defenders before firing past Shakers goalkeeper Trevor Carson at his near post.

The Shrimpers' goal threat waned a little in the second half as Kevin Blackwell's men started to show their class, Hewitt going closest with an acrobatic volley that Southend goalkeeper Paul Smith just tipped around the post.

But Southend should have booked their place in the third round in stoppage-time when Michael Timlin hit the crossbar and substitute Barry Corr fired the rebound against the post with the Bury goal at his mercy.

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

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Manchester United: 'LVG may need two more central defenders' says Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe says Manchester United may need to add another couple of defenders to their squad ahead of the new season

Transfer News: QPR want Watford striker Troy Deeney to replace Loic Remy

QPR are interested in Watford's Troy Deeney to replace Liverpool-bound striker Loic Remy, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Manchester City winger Jesus Navas hungry for more trophies

Jesus Navas believes Manchester City have the quality to win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property