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Play-off pressure is increasing all the time
9:16am Monday 4th March 2013 in Sport
LEAGUE TWO: GOALS of contrasting quality ensured Southend United’s crunch clash with play-off rivals Rotherham United ended in a 1-1 draw at Roots Hall on Saturday.
Kevan Hurst blasted Blues in front with a contender for goal of the season as his scorching 30-yard effort flew into the roof of the South Stand net.
But the scrappy nature of the visitors’ late equaliser only added to Southend’s frustration as they fell further behind the Millers in the final play-off position.
The Yorkshire side are now six points ahead of Paul Sturrock’s, who could find themselves seven points adrift of the top seven if the results do not go their way on Tuesday night.
That said, Blues do still have a game in hand on most of the teams above them in the table.
However, right now it seems unlikely they will be able to string together the consistent run of good results they need to work their way back in to contention.
Forthe full story see today's Echo newspaper.