Ahead of Blues’ first away game of the season we venture into the past and look at some previous encounters between Plymouth and Southend at Home Park...
Tuesday 24th April 2001
Plymouth 3-3 Southend
A late comeback from Blues gave David Webb’s side a point against fellow mid-table side Plymouth.
The hosts opened the scoring just two minutes into the game when David Friio headed into the bottom corner of the net following a corner.
Micky Evans burst forward into the box and doubled the lead halfway through the first half.
Webb’s side pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and it was thanks to his son Danny who poked home from close range.
Tes Bramble was brought down in the area in the 77th minute and captain Kevin Maher stepped up to take the spot-kick and equalised with a power shot that rifled into the top left corner.
But Plymouth got their revenge and took the lead from a penalty kick of their own.
It seemed to be all over but second-half substitute Rob Newman stepped up and headed the final goal of the game in the 90th minute to salvage a hard earnt point on the road.
Saturday 4th February 2012
Plymouth 2-2 Southend
Debutant Alex MacDonald’s dramatic equaliser helped Plymouth scrape a point from a challenging League Two encounter.
Michael Timlin gave Blues the lead in the 1st minute after the midfielder blocked keeper Jake Cole’s clearance.
Dave Martin doubled the lead before half-time from close range.
Pilgrims forward Nick Chadwick pulled one back from around 20 yards out and with five minutes to go it spurred on an onslaught of attacks.
The on-loan Burnley forward MacDonald pounced on a rebound from Joe Lennox’s shot and stole the show.
Saturday 30th August 2014
Plymouth 2-0 Southend
Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Rueben Reid gave Plymouth al three points against Southend.
Blues defender Cian Bolger was sent off for a second bookable offence after just 15 minutes.
But it wasn’t until the second half that the hosts took the lead which came after Alessandra finished from close range and Kevin Mellor’s powering run and cutback.
The duo of Mellor and Alessandra were also involved in the second goal and set up Reid to head home from eight yards, scoring his fifth goal of the season in the process.