Captain Ashbee Earns City Point

Last updated : 20 April 2004 By Andy Beill
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Ian Ashbee - scored second half equaliser
In an exciting match, Southend opened the scoring after 34 minutes with Mark Gower's close-range strike.

Junior Lewis levelled in the 42nd minute, but Southend were back in front before half time after a corner was only cleared as far as Kevin Maher who fired in from outside the area.

Parity was restored midway through the second half thanks to Ian Ashbee's 18-yard effort.

City line-up (4-4-2): Myhill; Thelwell (Hinds 72), Joseph, Delaney, Dawson; Green (France 72), Ashbee, Lewis, Elliott; Burgess, Allsopp (Walters 78).
Un-used subs: Musselwhite, Forrester.