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9 May 2016

Here's what the media had to say about Southend United's final game of the 2015/16 season

Southend United were dealt a late blow as an injury time penalty from Ryan Lowe handed them a 3-2 defeat at Bury on the final day of the 2015/16 Sky Bet League 1 Season.

Blues had taken the lead twice in the game with a goal for Franck Moussa on his second debut for the club and a neat finish from David Mooney.

But an own goal from Adam Barrett and a brace from Shakers Captain, Ryan Lowe saw Bury overtake Blues in the final standings.


Ryan Lowe’s stoppage time penalty meant Southend United’s season came to an end with a 3-2 defeat at Bury this afternoon.

The Shrimpers twice took the lead during an entertaining first half at Gigg Lane with Franck Moussa and David Mooney both on target.

But the Shakers bagged two equalisers and then made sure of a dramatic late victory when Lowe fired home from the spot.

The defeat was Blues’ fifth in succession and condemned them to a 15th place finish in League One.


Southend’s end-of-season slump continued with a narrow defeat in sweltering Lancashire on Sunday.

Despite twice leading courtesy of Franck Moussa and David Mooney strikes, veteran Ryan Lowe claimed a brace - hitting the winner with literally the last kick of the game, from the penalty spot - a decision that enraged Blues Boss, Phil Brown.


Ryan Lowe scored twice in his final game for Bury as they came from behind to beat Southend and finish above them.

Franck Moussa fired in from the edge of the box to put the visitors in front, before Southend's Adam Barrett turned a cross from Lowe into his own net.

The Shrimpers regained the lead when David Mooney's effort went in off the post, but Lowe side-footed in to level.

Southend twice hit the woodwork and were punished when Lowe converted from the spot after Sam McQueen's handball.

Victory saw the Shakers end the season 14th, one point and one place above their opponents.


Ryan Lowe enjoyed a fairytale farewell at Bury, scoring twice as the Shakers came from behind for a 3-2 home win against Southend.

The visitors twice took the lead in the first half but Lowe's 31st-minute equaliser made it 2-2.

Bury then won a stoppage-time penalty and club legend Lowe, who was captain for his final game for the club, stepped up to clinch victory with his 70th goal in 160 games for the Shakers.

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