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Big Preview: Southend United vs Charlton Athletic

31 August 2018

Southend United vs Charlton Athletic...

Southend United return to Roots Hall for the first of three successive home games tomorrow afternoon as they welcome Chris Powell’s former club Charlton Athletic.

It’ll be the first time Powell has faced the Addicks since taking the reigns at Southend and he’ll be on the lookout for back-to-back victories for the first time this campaign.

Lee Bowyer’s side head to Roots Hall with just the one win so far this season and without a win in their last four matches, following last weekend’s 0-0 draw at home to Fleetwood.

But a win for the visitors tomorrow – which would be Charlton’s first in the League at Roots Hall since 2010 – would see them leapfrog Blues in the early season standings. 

Southend United: WLWLDL

Charlton Athletic: DLDLWL

26th December 2017: Southend United (Cox 2, Turner) 3 vs 1 (Reeves) Charlton Athletic

9th September 2017: Charlton Athletic (Magennis, Holmes) 2 vs 1 (White) Southend United

8th April 2017: Charlton Athletic (Holmes, Thompson OG) 2 vs 1 (White) Southend United

Chris Powell faces a selection headache in midfield with Sam Barratt, Luke Hyam and Dru Yearwood all out, while Sam Mantom and Timothee Dieng are in a race to be fit for the weekend.

Michael Klass is Southend’s only recognised central midfielder available meaning Jason Demetriou may be required to play in the middle for the second successive game.

Defender Harry Lennon will miss facing his former club as he continues to recover from a broken toe, but Harry Bunn may feature for the first time having joined on loan from Bury.  

Powell’s opposite number Lee Bowyer doesn’t have quite so many injury concerns and he’s hoping to welcome back Tariqe Fosu and Ben Reeves into the fold on Saturday.  

There may also be a debut for Josh Cullen, the midfielder who the Addicks brought in on a season-long loan from West Ham United yesterday.  

Chris Powell, Southend United Manager:

“It’s another game that I want us to carry on from where we left off last week.

“There will be a healthy crowd and I would think a healthy away support. They’ve started off well, although I’m sure Lee would’ve wanted a few more points; but they’ve had some tricky games to be fair.

“It’s all about us on Saturday and playing the way we did against Bradford in our last home game, but also bringing the qualities that we showed last week in a resilient performance away at Bristol Rovers.”

Lee Bowyer, Charlton Athletic Caretaker Manager:

“Every game we go into we look to win. It's going to be tough - Chris Powell, obviously, was here and did well here.

“He's had some good results with Southend and did well at the back end of last season but it's going to be tough and physical, like most games in this league.

“Whatever they throw at us I'm sure we will cope with that and it's what we do in possession and the final third which is most important to me because that's where we need to improve."


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Match Reports

Match Report: Southend 1-2 Charlton

1 September 2018

Southend United was unable to back up their win over Bristol Rovers last weekend as Krystian Bielik’s late header secured a 2-1 win for Charlton with Blues finishing the game with nine men.

The game didn't come alive until the second-half when Lyle Taylor got on the end of a fizzing low ball from Karlan Grant to tap home from close range and open the scoring. 

The Addicks’ lead though lasted no longer than three minutes as Southend equalised when Ben Coker’s strike went through the hands of Dillon Phillips and was tapped in by Theo Robinson.

With both sides going for the victory, the visitors snatched the three points at the death as Bielik nipped in to flick his near-post header past Mark Oxley and win it for Charlton.

The timing of the goal meant that Blues had little time to respond and were unable to grab an equaliser with the game ending in a fracas between both sets of players.

In injury time a confrontation in the corner resulted in Oxley and Michael Kightly being shown  straight red cards while Tariqe Fosu was also sent off to make it a chaotic end to proceedings.

The defeat meant Southend have yet to record successive victories this season, with wins over Bradford and Bristol Rovers being followed by defeats against Luton and now Charlton.

Following last weekend’s win at the Memorial Stadium, Chris Powell named an unchanged line-up to take on his former club and Blues had an early opportunity when Stephen McLaughlin’s free-kick beat the wall but was unable to get past the sea of bodies in the Addicks’ penalty area.

Charlton was without a win in their last four outings, but they themselves created a couple of early chances with Jason Pearce heading wide before Lyle Taylor’s first-time strike was blocked, leaving John White to hurriedly clear to prevent the striker having a second bite of the cherry.

The visitors were growing into the game as the clock ticked on and midway through the half they had a penalty shout turned down by referee Brett Huxtable after Lewis Page went down under pressure from McLaughlin.

Southend was struggling to create any clear openings, but they had their best chance of the half around the half-hour mark when Tom Hopper cut back was perfectly weighted for the run of Jason Demetriou, but the makeshift midfielder’s curling effort went just wide.

Lee Bowyer’s side would end the half looking the most likely to break the deadlock, but they weren’t able to trouble Mark Oxley. A Patrick Bauer header lacked the power to beat Southend’s number one before Nicky Ajose’s volley was flashed well wide.

Blues began the second half brightly and almost broke through the Addicks’ defensive line when Hopper tried teeing up Theo Robinson, but the striker was hustled out of the ball by the stubborn defending of Page.

But Charlton put the lights out on Southend’s good start to the second-half by opening the lead just before the hour mark through Taylor. Grant did brilliantly to muscle Michael Turner off the ball before firing a low ball into the feet of the former AFC Wimbledon man the tap home.

Taylor’s simple finish was his third goal of the season and Charlton’s first goal in three games, but the lead didn’t last long as Southend equalised almost immediately with Robinson getting the vital touch needed to put Blues back on level terms.

Ben Coker found space on the left to have a strike on goal with the full-back’s effort squirming through the hands of Dillon Phillips and towards goal leaving Robinson to slide in and ensure the ball crossed the line.  

Following the two goals in quick succession, the pace of the game quickened and Powell showed his hand by making three changes, bringing on Simon Cox, Shawn McCouslky and Harry Bunn with Bunn making his first appearance since signing from Bury on loan.

But with it looking like both sides would end with a point, the visitors would go on to nick the victory after Charlton won themselves a corner. The ball was swung into the near post and found the head of Krystian Bielik who flicked the ball in to put the Addicks back in front.

After the fourth official indicated five additional minutes at the end of the game, the match ended with a huge flair up between both sets of players which saw three players sent off after an altercation in the corner.

Charlton’s Tariqe Fosu was shown a straight red along with Southend’s Michael Kightly and captain Mark Oxley meaning Blues ended the game with nine men and with Ben Coker in goal as the full-time whistle eventually blew.  

Blues XI: Oxley (C), Bwomono, Coker, Turner, Kightly, Hopper (McCoulsky 75’), McLaughlin (Bunn 68’), Mantom, Demetriou, Robinson (Cox 75’), White. Subs Not Used: Bishop, Klass, Kyprianou, Hendrie

Charlton Athletic XI: Phillips, Page, Bielik, Bauer (Fosu 55’), Pearce, Taylor, Pratley (Lapslie 72’), Grant, Solly (C), Cullen, Ajose (Vetokele 85’). Subs Not Used: Steer, Dijksteel, Sarr, Hackett-Fairchild

Referee: Brett Huxtable

Assistants: Andrew Williams & Leigh Crowhurst

Fourth Official: Michael George


Southend United: Theo Robinson 60’

Charlton Athletic: Lyle Taylor 57’, Krystian Bielik 87'

Yellow Cards:

Southend United: Jason Demetriou 63’

Charlton Athletic: Jason Pearce 25’, Darren Pratley 45+2’, Tariqe Fosu 80’, George Lapslie 90+6’

Red Cards:

Southend United: Michael Kightly 90+4’, Mark Oxley 90+5’

Charlton Athletic: Tariqe Fosu 90+4’ 

Attendance: 7,923 (1537 Away)

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Be Part Of It Against The Addicks

31 August 2018

Blues return to Roots Hall this weekend as they take on Lee Bowyers 14th placed Charlton Athletic...

Chris Powell's side will be aiming to continue their winning form as they earnt three crucial points away from home against Bristol Rovers last weekend.

This weekends fixture will be the first time Blues manager Powell will take on his former managerial side and after last seasons 3-1 Boxing Day victory over the Addicks it's one you don't want to miss!

Look back at that Boxing Day win below.

Charlton have started the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign with one win, two draws and have lost two games so far this season, sitting 14th with five points.

The Addicks would have hoped for a more successful start this season after bringing in a host of key players such as Lyle Taylor, Krystian Bielik, Darren Pratley and Jed Steer but, they haven't hit the mark just yet and Bowyer will be looking to kick-start it against Southend.

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