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Blues vs The Cod Army - Previous Encounters

19 September 2018

This weekends game will be only the 11th meeting between Southend United and Fleetwood Town, with this in mind we venture into the short history between the two sides and look back at the previous encounters...

League Two

Monday 1st April 2013

Southend United 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Substitute Barry Corr's late header earned Southend United a point against Fleetwood Town but the draw did little for either side's play-off chances.

Alan Goodall's close-range header put the visitors ahead on two minutes and they dominated until the closing stages against a lacklustre Blues side.

Gareth Evans should have made it 2-0 from the spot after a Ryan Cresswell handball but Paul Smith saved.

And Corr made the Cod Army pay when he headed in Britt Assombalonga's cross.

Southend could not muster a shot before the break but a lively finale sparked by Corr's introduction could easily have seen them take all three points and earn Phil Brown a first victory as manager.

Mark Laird had a great chance but his header was easily saved and the Blues are now six points adrift of the League Two play-off places with just five games remaining.

League Two

Friday 18th October 2013

Southend United 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Blues striker Barry Corr hit his first goals since the first day of the season to wreck Fleetwood's hopes of returning to the top of League Two.

Corr headed the Shrimpers in front on 21 minutes from Kevan Hurst's cross.

The home side then sealed the points with an 81st-minute penalty.

Stewart Murdoch was adjudged to have fouled Will Atkinson and Corr powered his spot-kick into the top-left corner to confirm the hosts' third straight league win.

Fleetwood had been on top up until the Shrimpers' first goal, striker David Bell having had two low shots saved by Southend keeper Daniel Bentley, who also did well to parry a well-struck shot from Antoni Sarcevic.

The Cod Army, who gave new loan defender Charlie Taylor his debut,remain second in League Two, a point behind leaders Chesterfield, while Phil Brown's Southend move up to sixth.

League One

Saturday 9th April 2016

Southend United 2-2 Fleetwood Town

Conor McLaughlin's late header rescued a valuable point for relegation-threatened Fleetwood at Southend.

After a goalless first half, Fleetwood went in front when Bobby Grant's superb long-range effort flew beyond Blues goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Adam Barrett's header and Jack Payne's 18-yard strike looked to have sealed a Southend comeback, but McLaughlin's close-range header levelled the scores.

The draw moved the Cod Army one point clear of the bottom four in League One.

But any chance of a late play-off push now looks to be over for Phil Brown's Southend, who drop to 11th, nine points behind sixth-placed Walsall.

League One

Saturday 27th August 2016

Southend United 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood recorded their first victory against Southend as goals from Chris Long and Ashley Hunter handed Uwe Rosler's side a straight-forward win.

Fleetwood, who had not beaten Blues in six previous attempts, were largely untroubled by their hosts and should have won by a more comfortable margin.

Town broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when Long collected Amari'i Bell's pass forward and drilled a low, 25-yard shot into the bottom-left-hand corner of the net.

Eggert Jonsson's header from a corner was then headed off the goal-line by Southend full-back Jason Demetriou before Nathan Pond headed another corner just inches wide of the left post.

After the break, the lively Devante Cole fired inches over from 20 yards after robbing Ben Coker of the ball before the striker saw another effort parried away by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Hunter's goalbound effort was cleared to safety by Coker but Fleetwood sealed a comfortable win in the 77th minute when Hunter netted from a narrow-angle after being played the ball by James Ryan.

League One

Saturday 13th January 2018

Southend United 1-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood secured victory at Southend United to heap more pressure on Blues' under-fire boss Phil Brown.

The defeat was Southend's eighth in nine games and saw them slip to within two points of the relegation zone.

Fleetwood came close to breaking the deadlock in the 12th minute when Devante Cole headed Ashley Hunter's left-wing free-kick against the crossbar from 12 yards.

But Town broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when a mistake from Southend skipper Anton Ferdinand resulted in substitute Paddy Madden teeing up debutante Toumani Diagouraga to fire past the advancing Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Fleetwood doubled their lead in the 62nd minute when Kyle Dempsey rolled a pass into the path of Madden, who showed good strength before netting with a well-struck finish.

Southend hit back in the 86th minute with midfielder Michael Kightly scoring a deflected effort from 20 yards but it was not enough to prevent Fleetwood securing a fourth away win in succession.

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