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On This Day: 22nd September

22 September 2017

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

Southend 0-4 Coventry (0-5 Agg)
Blues were thrashed on the day meaning they were out of the League Cup in the second round.
Darren Huckerby scored the opening two goals for the visitors in the first half.
Dion Dublin scored the third with a long range drive.
To finish the scoring on the day Gary McAllister headed home a corner to out the total score if 5-0 on aggregate.
Southend 3-2 Doncaster
Blues came back from a goal down to secure a hard-fought win at Roots Hall.
Adam Barrett opened the scoring in the 25th minute only for Gareth Roberts to cancel out the goal just three minutes later.
Lewis Guy put the visitors in front with a close range shot before half time.
But Alan McCormack equalised four minutes into the second half.
Matthew Mills fouled Leon Clarke in the box which left the striker to take the spot kick which he slotted down the left hand side of the goal.
Southend 2-1 Exeter
Barry Corr returned from his 17-month injury lay-off to help Blues come from behind to beat the visitors.
Scot Bennett opened the scoring just after the break with a sweeping effort.
With Barry Corr coming off of the bench he made an instant impact and sent a header into the goal levelling the game.
The winner was scored by Freddy Eastwood who also nodded the ball into the net close to full time.

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