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On This Day: 2nd October

2 October 2017

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


Southend 4-1 Swansea

David Webb’s side earned a comfortable win over Swansea in the English Division 3.

Blues opened the scoring eight minutes into the game when John Cornwell nodded home a corner kick.

Paul Moran scored Blues second on the stroke of half time.

Swansea pulled a goal back five minutes into the second half to put pressure on Webb’s side.

But Brett Angell settled to the score with two goals in the final ten-minutes.



Darlington (Old) 4-0 Southend

The home sides Alun Armstrong bagged a hat-trick as Darlington secured an easy win.

The home side opened the scoring when Armstrong beat Flahavan with a diving header and Clyde Wijnhard doubling the lead moments later.

Darlington took a 3-0 half time lead when Armstrong was presented with an easy tap in from a low Craig Hignett’s cross.

Armstrong completed his hat-trick in fine stlye as he latched onto a long ball and lobbed the keeper.



Southend 0-1 Burton

An injury time goal denied Paul Sturrock’s side a point from the game.

John Spicer was shown red in the first half for a harsh tackle on former Blues player Matt Paterson.

Jacques Maghoma scored the injury-time winner as the visiting side took all three points.

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