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On This Day: 24th October

24 October 2017

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


Southend 2-1 Preston

Two second half goals secured Bobby Moore’s side their first win in three games.

Preston opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Nigel Greenwood latched onto Gary Brazil’s through ball that left the forward one on one with Jim Stannard and open to chip the ball over the advancing shot stopper.

Blues came close to equalising moments later when Steve Phillips fired a long range shot into the post.

Dean Neal equalised early into the second half with a close-range shot following a quick counter attack.

Blues scored the winner when John Seaden headed in a corner kick.



Leeds 1-3 Southend

Steve Tilson’s side knocked struggling Leeds out of the Carling Cup.

Steve Hammell put Blues ahead from the penalty spot after Stephen Crainey fouled Mark Gower.

Gary Hooper doubled the visitors' lead, his weak shot beating Tony Warner after Matthew Kilgallon gave the ball away.

Ian Moore pulled a goal back with a right-foot strike from 12 yards but Hooper made it 3-1 after being left unmarked in the Leeds box.



Carlisle 2-1 Southend

Injury-hit Southend suffered an unlucky defeat to Carlisle, who ended a run of seven-league games without a win.

Ex-Portsmouth and Stoke striker Vincent Pericard made an instant impact for the Cumbrians on his home debut, scoring an early goal in the 11th minute.

Southend had only four players on the bench and lost striker Dougie Freedman in the 38th minute to add to their problems.

Blues brought the game level on the stroke of half time with Francis Laurent scoring from eight-yards.

The hosts went in front again in the 80th minute after Joe Anyinsah scored from close range after the forward slipped the ball past the advancing Steve Mildnehall.

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