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On This Day: 13th October

13 October 2017

A brief look back at three games that occurred on this day in years gone by...

1984

Southend 2-1 Northampton

Bobby Moore’s side managed to hold on to secure a win at Roots Hall.

Blues opened the scoring in the first half giving Moore’s side an advantage heading into half time.

Moore's side came out strong once again in the second half and scored early on.

Northampton scored just moments later to hush the roaring crowd.

The tables had turned and from then on, the ball was in Southend’s end.

Northampton came close to equalising in the dying minutes of the game but John Keeley pulled off an exceptional fingertip save to keep Blues in front.

 

2001

Southend 4-2 Swansea

Rob Newman’s first home game as Southend boss ended with a victory.

Mike Howard opened the scoring for the visitors in the 38th minute giving Swansea the lead heading into half time.

Tes Bramble equalised for Blues in the 57th minute.

The game stayed level until the 81st minute when Blues earned a penalty.

Kevin Maher took the spot kick and planted the ball in the back of the net.

It took just two minutes for Blues to find the net again with Barrington Belgrave getting his name on the scoresheet.

Stuart Roberts pulled one back for the visitors in the 86th minute.

Another foul in the box gave the referee no choice but to point to the spot again but this time Kristian O’Leary was shown red.

Once again Kevin Maher stepped up to take the penalty.

The midfielder scored Blues fourth to complete the scoring in the 90th minute.

 

2012

Rotherham 0-3 Southend

Southend earned a fine victory away to Rotherham with two goals from Britt Assombalonga and one from David Martin.

Blues opened the scoring when Martin’s cross was headed in from under the crossbar by Assombalonga.

Assombalonga bagged his second of the day after brushing off the challenge of Ian Sharps before firing the ball into the top corner pushing his goal tally for the season to nine in the league.

Once again Assombalonga was involved in another attack but this time his shot was pushed into the post which left the advancing Martin open to head home the rebound.


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