Southend United’s fighting spirit, work rate, and endeavour was rewarded with a well-earned point on the road against Fleetwood Town in Kevin Bond’s first game in charge...
Blues took the lead twice, first through Harry Bunn’s precise finish from close range and then late on from Luke Hyam’s rifled effort, his first since joining last summer, but Ched Evans cancelled out both, arguably undeserved, to earn his side a share of the spoils.
Fleetwood pushed for a winner, but again Blues rose to the challenge and showed the sort of characteristics that is required in their challenge to stay in League One, and which will impress the brilliant 200-plus supporters who made the long trip to Lancashire; again our supporters proved to be some of the best in the EFL and were, thankfully, rewarded.
Having won their last two, Fleetwood knew that to stay in with a chance of sneaking into the play-off places they needed to win this match. But despite their best efforts Blues matched them punch for punch, and better!