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Blues In The News: Bury (H)

23 October 2017

Take a look at what the media had to say about our 1-0 win over Bury on Saturday...

Southend Echo

A STUNNING late strike from Ryan Leonard fired Southend United to a 1-0 win against Bury at Roots Hall this afternoon.

The game appeared to be heading towards a drab goalless draw before Leonard thundered home an impressive long-range effort six minutes from time.

And the goal was enough to end Blues’ three match winless streak.

Yellow Advertiser

A STUNNING late goal from Ryan Leonard was enough to sink Bury and end Southend United’s recent winless Sky Bet League One run in what was otherwise an uneventful encounter at Roots Hall Stadium.

Blues went into the game off the back of a midweek draw with Peterborough United, but without a win in three league outings.

Sky Sports

A stunning late strike from Ryan Leonard secured Southend a 1-0 win against Bury at Roots Hall.

A largely uneventful Sky Bet League One game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw.

But Leonard fired home from 25 yards six minutes from time to end the Shrimpers' three-match winless streak.

Bury FC

Bury, wearing their normal home colours, were called into action at the back within a minute of the game starting.  A floated ball into the box from Kightly saw returning keeper, Joe Murphy stretching and twisting, to palm the ball out for a corner.  Moments later, a long throw from Leonard brought a similar action from the Shaker's custodian, though this time Murphy had to tip the ball over the bar.

Bury started the second half brightly with Beckford, Smith, Bunn and Beckford all involved.  The final ball at goal from Beckford saw Oxeley again collect with some ease.  Moments later, a ball over the top from Maguire saw Beckford chasing the ball, but as in the first half, Oxeley was again quick off his line to smother the ball.

Southend took the lead with minutes to go; a shot from Leonard struck Eoghan O’Connell.  The ball fell back to Leonard who curled a delightful shot over a diving Joe Murphy and flew an inch under the crossbar and into the back of the net.

Bury Times

A STUNNING late strike from Southend United’s Ryan Leonard inflicted Bury's fifth away defeat of the League One season, writes Chris Phillips.

The Shakers had done more than enough to secure a share of the spoils at Roots Hall, and probably should have been celebrating their first league win away from home in seven attempts.

But after being denied by a combination of Shrimpers stopper Mark Oxley and the woodwork, Leonard’s long-range strike, six minutes from time, secured an undeserved 1-0 win for the home side.

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