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On This Day: 18th October

18 October 2017

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


Southend 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Blues earned comfortable win over struggling Crewe.

Dean Neal opened the scoring with a coolly taken shot that glided past the keepers fingertips.

The Railway men equalised moments later hushing the home supporters.

In the second half Blues came out with aggression and continuously won the ball in the final third.

Their hard work paid off and David Martin put Blues in front again from a cross.

The scoring was rounded up when Martin Ling headed John Gymer’s cross into the back of the net.



Southend 2-1 Swindon

Southend piled more misery on Swindon after goals from Alex Revell and Francis Laurent gave them a 2-1 win.

The defeat took the Robins' league run without a win to seven matches, while Blues made it five wins from six games.

Steve Tilson's side took the lead when Jean-Francois Christophe fed Kevin Betsy on the right wing and his cross was headed home by Revell from six yards.

Swindon got back on terms just after the hour when Michael Timlin's cross from the left was headed back across goal by Simon Cox at the back post.

Billy Paynter headed home from six yards but it came at a price as he injured himself in the process.

Tilson brought on Laurent for the injured Revell and three minutes later the French striker scored his first of the season with a headed goal from 12 yards from Peter Clarke's right-wing cross.



Southend 2-0 Fleetwood

Barry Corr scored both goals to wreck Fleetwood’s hopes of returning to the top of League Two.

Corr headed Blues in front in the 21st minute from Kevan Hurst’s cross.

Fleetwood came close to equalising when Antoni Sarcevic fired a free-kick into the post leaving Bentley grasping at thin air.

Stewart Murdoch was adjudged to have fouled Will Atkinson in the penalty box.

Barry Corr stepped up to take the penalty and thumped the ball into the top left corner.

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