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Match Preview: York City vs. Southend United

19 September 2014

We look ahead to Blues' trip to Bootham Crescent to take on York City

The Lowdown

Southend United are on the road again on Saturday as Phil Brown takes his side north to do battle with York City. Blues will be looking to continue their winning run having beaten both Cheltenham Town on Tuesday and at home to Portsmouth last Saturday.

York have had an inconsistent start to their Sky bet League Two campaign after suffering play-off heartache in the division last season, having won once, lost once and drawn six of their opening eight games. Nigel Worthington’s side drew at home to Luton Town on Tuesday evening.

The Officials

Referee:  Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees: Thomas Bramall and Paul Marsden
Fourth Official Graeme Fyvie

The Inside View

Phil Brown: ““We've returned to our clean sheet mentality and it's the work on the training ground that's doing it, We go up to York buoyed by the fact we've got two wins and two clean sheets under our belts. We know it'll be a tough game, they have a number of players who are very capable of this level.”

Nigel Worthington: “"It has always been a competitive fixture whilst I have been at the club and I don't expect this match to be any different. We've only lost one of our last 25 league matches.”

The Journey

Click here for a detailed guide to Bootham Crescent.

The Previous Five Meetings

January 2004: Southend United 0-0 York City
October 2012: Southend United 0-0 York City
April 2013: York City 2-1 Southend United
November 2013: Southend United 2-1 York City
February 2014: York City 0-0 Southend United

The Overall Record

Southend United wins – 15; Draws – 15; York City wins - 17

The Tickets

Click here for ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC. 

The Commentary

Click here to listen to exclusive commentary of Saturday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex.


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