Tag: Jack Payne

League 2: Shrewsbury 1-1 Southend

Debutant Tyrone Barnett hit a late equaliser for Shrewsbury against Southend to keep up his new side’s unbeaten home League Two record.

But it could not prevent the morning leaders being knocked off the top, as Burton and Wycombe both won.

Barnett fired home with his left foot from inside the penalty area with five minutes remaining.

Midfielder Jack Payne had put Southend ahead when he found the top-right corner with a right-foot shot.

Shrewsbury still boast the best home record in the country, having now won 12 and drawn three of their 15 league games, conceding just six goals.

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League 2: Wycombe 4-1 Southend

Matt McClure scored twice as Wycombe beat 10-man Southend to stay top of the League Two table.

Jack Payne put Southend ahead inside two minutes, but Paris Cowan-Hall levelled before McClure tapped in Sam Wood’s pass to put the Chairboys ahead.

Southend were reduced to 10 men when Jerome Binnom-Williams was sent off for a tackle on Josh Scowen.

Joe Jacobson’s superb free-kick added to the lead before McClure rounded off a comfortable win from 20 yards.

The victory put Wycombe two points clear at the top, with Southend, who had won their four previous games, dropping to eighth.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

“It’s possibly the result of the season so far. It’s a really strong Southend team that came here today. I thought we were outstanding today.

“We’ve got some big games coming up over the Christmas period. Get down here and get behind your boys. Be proud of your boys. I’m extremely proud of everybody involved with Wycombe today.

“We’ve got to stay consistent, we’ve got to stay grounded. We’ve got to keep working so hard and keep things going. I’m so pleased because we worked really hard in training and it paid dividends.”

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League 2: Tranmere 1-2 Southend

Southend beat lowly Tranmere to record their third consecutive League Two win and move to within three points of the automatic promotion places.

A close-range effort by Jack Payne and a Will Aimson own goal put the Shrimpers in control before the break.

Max Power pulled a goal back for the hosts from the penalty spot in the second half after Cian Bolger brought down Shamir Fenelon.

Tranmere are in the bottom two and six points adrift of safety.

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