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On This Day: 16th October

16 October 2017

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


Southend 3-2 Shrewsbury

Three first half goals were enough to deny Shrewsbury from earning any points from the game.

Neil Tolson opened the scoring in the 18th minute to give Blues an early lead.

Martin Carruthers doubled the lead on the half hour mark, closely followed by Tolson’s second to put Southend 3-0 up.

Kevin Jobling pulled a goal back for the visitors on the stroke of half time.

Shrewsbury came out strong in the second half and scored early on which gave the visitors a boost for the rest of the game.

Despite a continues onslaught from Shrewsbury Alan Little’s side held on and secured all three points.



Southend 4-2 Swansea

Freddy Eastwood marked his first league start with a hat-trick to inspire Blues to victory while also knocking Swansea off the top of the table.

The then 20-year-old, who was on loan from Grays Athletic, headed Wayne Gray’s cross home after eight seconds.

The visitors equalised from the edge of the box in the 11th minute.

Spencer Prior headed Southend back in front on the stroke of half time.

Eastwood headed his second in the 58th minute.

Adrian Forbes pulled one back for the visitors before Eastwood completed the scoring and his hat-trick with a superb 25-yard shot that fired into the bottom right corner.

Blues fans can watch Freddy Eastwood's debut hat-trick here.


Southend 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe ended their run of five straight League Two defeats with two second half goals that clinched a 2-0 victory at Roots Hall.

Clayton Donaldson put the visitors ahead in the 55th minute when Luke Murphy’s cross found the unmarked man and headed home his fifth goal of the season.

Donaldson’s substitute replacement Shaun Miller doubled the Railwaymen’s lead in the 78th minute with a volley from close range.

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