Southend United return to Roots Hall this week as they look to carry on their good form in the league.
We’ve taken a look at five talking points ahead of the game with Solihull Moors.
- The Roots Hall Roar
- Back Home
- We’ve got Husin
- Saturday football returns!
- Solihull Form
Roots Hall Roar
Over 6,000 #Blues fans have snapped up tickets for Saturday’s match as promotion-chasing Solihull Moors look to stop Maher’s men. After an outstanding attendance of 8,000+ last time out against Bromley, it looks set to be another cracking atmosphere in SS2. Be sure to bring your voices as Blues face their toughest challenge in a while - Solihull are eight unbeaten in all competitions.
Tickets are still available to purchase, with a slight increase on match day. If buying online be sure to click the new “Print at Home” feature to avoid long queues before kick-off. Season Card holders can also take advantage of £2 beer before the game. More information can be found by clicking here.
A Saturday home game!
For football fans across the country, Saturday 3pm is the no-go zone for booking other events, however that hasn’t been the case for Blues fans this season! For various reasons, Southend are playing their first Saturday home league match for the first time in 2022, with our last Saturday home match 103 days ago, a 2-0 defeat to Woking. Blues will also have to wait almost another month for our next Saturday home game, after Dagenham & Redbridge progressed in the FA Trophy.
There’s no place like Home
Blues will be aiming to make it five home wins in a row on Saturday when they play Solihull. The Blues have won six games at home all season, with four of them coming in 2022. Southend have also scored two goals in each of their last five wins at home in all competitions, including the FA Trophy victory over Dorking Wanderers in December, and will be looking to replicate this form as they try to climb the table.
We’ve got Husin
Noor Husin’s fine strike earned Blues a point on the road on Tuesday. The Afghanistan International scored his second goal since joining from Dartford last month and was surely another contender for Goal of the Month. Husin will be looking to get his first goal at Roots Hall on Saturday but faces tough opposition. The Moors have only conceded 26 goals this season in 28 games.
Saturday’s fixture will be the toughest challenge facing Kevin Maher’s side in a while. Solihull sit top of the form guide in the National League’s last six games, having dropped just two points in that time. Neal Ardley’s side have scored 17 goals in their last six and have conceded just three in that time.