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On This Day: 9th October

9 October 2017

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

1954

Southend 3-2 Bristol City

Three second half goals secured Harry Warren’s side their fourth win of the season after a bad start in the English Division 3.

Bristol opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a well taken shot by Andy Micklewright that fired into the top left corner.

Dick Steel doubled the visitors lead with a header from close range just minutes later.

Roy Hollis scored Blues first goal with a close range shot that fired into the bottom left corner.

Gordon Barker brought the game level with a header that the winger sent flying into the underside of the bar.

James Whyte won the game for Southend with a long-range volley in the 86th minute.

 

1999

Cheltenham 2-1 Southend

A late goal from Martin Carruthers spurred on a late onslaught from Southend but it wasn’t enough to get the equaliser.

The home side opened the scoring very early on with Neil Grayson getting his name on the score sheet.

It wasn’t until the 66th minute that Cheltenham doubled their lead when Russel Milton broke through the defence and fired into the net.

Martin Carruthers brought one back for Blues in the 76th minute.

Scott Houghton came close to scoring the equaliser when one of his efforts went just over the bar with his second strike a few minutes later being cleared off the line.

 

2005

Southend 1-0 Nottingham Forest

A late goal from Freddy Eastwood continued Blues run to eight games unbeaten in League One which also set a new Southend record for consecutive victories.

Shaun Goater came close to scoring in the first half when Mark Bentley swung in a cross for Goater to head the ball only for it to go straight into Russell Hoult’s hands.

It wasn’t until the 81st minute that substitute Freddy Eastwood scored the winning goal after Che Wilson crossed the ball to Bentley, who flicked on to Barrett only for the defender to miss the ball which left Eastwood alone to stab the ball beyond Hoult.


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