Ahead of Blues’ Carabao Cup Round One game against Brentford we venture into the past and look at some previous encounters between Blues and the Bees at Roots Hall...
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Tuesday 4th December 2012
Southend 2-1 Brentford
Southend surged into the southern section semi-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a shock 2-1 home win over Brentford.
Blues withstood an early spell of pressure from the Bees but fought back to open the scoring in the 27th minute, with Tamika Mkandawire scoring for the first time since August 2011.
The on-loan Millwall midfielder, who was being watched by Lions boss Kenny Jackett in the stands, collected a half cleared right-wing cross from Kevan Hurst before bringing the ball back on to his left foot and firing a deflected 20 yard shot in to the bottom left hand corner of the net.
Southend then doubled their lead in the 40th minute as Kevan Hurst's stunning 25 yard effort arrowed in to the top left hand corner.
After the break, Barry Corr hit the crossbar from 12 yards before the Bees bagged a late consolation when Paul Hayes raced on to a long ball forward from Lee Hodson and fired past Paul Smith.
The FA Cup
Saturday 5th January 2013
Southend 2-2 Brentford
Two headed goals from Southend's Barry Corr saw the League Two side recover from 2-0 down against League One Brentford to force an FA Cup replay.
The Bees went ahead as a fine move ended when Tom Adeyemi finished past Paul Smith from Paul Hayes's pass.
Southend's Ryan Cresswall then flicked a header past his own goalkeeper to double Brentford's advantage.
However, Corr headed in from Sean Clohessy's cross and then scored again, nodding home Kevan Hurst's free-kick.
Blues nearly won it late on but Gavin Tomlin's powerful header was pushed over the crossbar by Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore.
Saturday 14th January 2006
Southend reclaimed the top spot in League One with a comprehensive victory over their promotion rivals.
Efe Sodje headed the opener on his home debut while Mark Gower hit the second after Freddy Eastwood had been denied.
Adam Barrett headed the third from Kevin Maher's free-kick but Dudley Campbell replied with a superb volley and Andy Frampton then hit the bar.
Che Wilson converted Gower's pass with his first touch before Eddie Hutchinson was sent off for his second booking.