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6 May 2016

Take a look at what happened when we faced Bury back in December

Southend United 4-1 Bury
Date: Friday 18th December 2015
Venue: Roots Hall
Attendance: 6,127

Southend United end their 2015/16 campaign with a trip to The JD Stadium where the Blues will be hosted by Bury in Sky Bet League One. The blues will be aiming to end their campaign with a win after having gone a desperate run without one since March. We take a look back to the previous league encounter between the two teams in December, where Southend had quite the Friday night at Roots Hall.

Noel Hunt got the Blues off to an explosive start by netting a brace in the first half. His first goal came on 22 minutes when he was quickest to react to the ball crashing off the crossbar before scrambling the ball over the line.

Hunt's second of the game came when he found himself in front of an open goal after Shakers keeper Dave Buchanan failed to catch a cross from David Worrall and allowed the Irishman Hunt to tuck the ball away.

The visitors did pull one back before the first half concluded however, with Leon Clarke racing through the Blues defence and with his left foot fired low past Daniel Bentley on 43 minutes.

The second half presented an opportunity for David Mooney to get on the scoresheet on 74 minutes when Jack Payne was brought down inside the box by Bury's Nathan Cameron, the referee pointed to the spot. Mooney converted the subsequent spot kick to send the Blues 3-1 up with 25 minutes of the match still remaining.

The rout concluded on 78 minutes when the Blues performance was rounded off with a goal from Jack Payne, when his strike flew into the top corner to cap off a resounding win for Southend.

The three points meant that the Blues leapfrogged their opponents into seventh in the league on 34 points.

Blues: Bentley, White, Thompson, Barrett, Coker, Worrall (Rea '77), Leonard, Atkinson, Payne, Hunt (Hurst '66), Mooney (Pigott '83).

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