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Storylines: Accrington vs Southend

22 February 2019

We look at some of the key talking points ahead of the Accrington Stanley game which sees Blues travel to the Wham Stadium for the first time in five years...

This weekend's fixture will be the 16th time the two sides have met each other in the league.  

With this in mind Blues have enjoyed playing against Accrington Stanley, after winning seven, drawing four and losing four games against Stanley - with three of those wins being on the road.

Southend are also on a six-game unbeaten run against Accrington with the last defeat to Stanley taking place in the 2012/13 season and the last defeat at the Wham Stadium being in 2011.

Chris Powell will be well aware of this record and will definitely be looking to extend it to another game. 

The matches between the two sides have always been an entertaining one, and that is backed up by the fact that the fixture has never produced a goalless draw. 

On top of that, there have been a total of 46 goals scored in those matches and when you break it down that averages to around three goals a game.

So, if history is to continue its course Blues fans can expect a very exciting encounter. 

Both teams have been struggling for form in recent weeks, with the latest results looking like this:  

Team 

Last Six League Games 

Accrington Stanley 

D 

L 

D 

L 

D 

W 

Southend United 

W 

L 

L 

D 

L 

D 

Accrington head into this weekend's fixture after a 4-2 home win against Oxford and picking up those three points will have certainly boosted the team's morale and another win will be in their sights as they try to find some form. 

Southend come off the back of a dramatic 3-3 draw with promotion-chasing Portsmouth, a game which was broadcasted LIVE on Sky Sports, with the footballing world watching Simon Cox stepped up and bagged his first Blues hat-trick to secure a point at Roots Hall and Powell stated that “we shouldn’t be in a position like that” but is aiming to go one better against Stanley. 

Hat-trick hero Cox was in fine form against Pompey last weekend and the striker will be keen to continue where he left off. 

The club’s leading goal scorer this season with 15 goals in all competitions (13 - League Two - Emirates FA Cup) has scored six goals in his last seven matches. Another one against Accrington won’t go unwanted and that gift Blues all three points at the full-time whistle. 

Will the number 10 get his name on the scoresheet once again?


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