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SEASON REVIEW | August

13 May 2016

We take a look back at the 2015/16 season

As we have now reached the end of the campaign, we take a look back over some of the highlights of Blues’ first season back in Sky Bet League 1.

AUGUST:

Following sealing a dramatic return to the third-tier of English football on that day on Wembley way, the Blues started life in a new division with a trip to Fleetwood Town.

As it looked as though Blues were heading for an opening day defeat, up stepped David Worrall to secure a hard-earned point under the baking sunshine at Highbury Stadium.

Southend ran Brighton close in the Capital One Cup, before suffering their first defeat in the league to early pace-setters, Walsall.

Next up for Blues was a trip to the Keepmoat Stadium and Phil Brown’s side battled hard to secure a point in a 0-0 draw with Doncaster Rovers.

From a South Yorkshire Stalemate to a slim defeat at HQ as Blues fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Swindon Town.

After two games without registering, it went from to goalless to goals galore at the Ricoh Arena as new boys, Noel Hunt and David Mooney helped Southend secure a 2-2 draw with Coventry City.

Sam Ricketts was the man to deny the Blues their first win of the season after they had come from behind to take the lead against the Sky Blues.

Reda Johnson volleyed the hosts ahead after Adam Armstrong had a header cleared off the line.

Southend drew level when Noel Hunt headed home Ben Coker's cross before David Mooney's penalty put them ahead.

Dan Bentley showed his heroics yet again to keep out Jim O'Brien's spot kick only for Ricketts to nod in the equaliser.

That result meant that Blues finished the month in 20th place on three points, still searching for their first win back in the third-tier.



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