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Official Match Thread Harlow Town v Southend United U23's Essex Senior Cup 3rd Round

The Big Dady

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Jan 20, 2007
The Official Match Thread brought to you by ShrimperZone.com

So here we are the 3rd Round of the BBC Essex Senior Cup

This away match is against Harlow Town

BBC Essex Senior Cup.png

It is now time for ALL of us to get behind the team whether you are at The McCullochs Arena, or catching up online.

Kevin Maher’s Southend United U23’s Away Team and the Harlow Town Team.


The McCullochs Arena (Formally known as The Harlow Arena) with its 3G all weather pitch is ready for action at 19.45pm Tuesday 6th November, it looks like we are going to have an overcast evening with a Southerly gentle breeze, but at least it does not look like it is going to rain.



The weather forecast for day at The Harlow Arena

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Previous four (1st Team) Meetings

Harlow Town 3-3 Southend United (Friendly 1/08/09 Att. 150)
Harlow Town 0-1 Southend United (Friendly 27/07/91 Att. Unknown)
Southend United 1-1 Harlow Town (FAC2 15/12/79 Att. 5,011)
Harlow Town 1-0 Southend United (FAC2r 18/12/79 Att. 5,000)
(We have only ever faced Harlow Town in these four matches)

In 1979-80 Harlow Town went on their greatest ever Cup run this was in the FA Cup, beating Southend United in a replay in the 2nd Round (See above). They faced Leicester City (Then the Second Division Leaders) away in the 3rd round at Filbert Street and after a 1-1 draw, they famously won the replay at the Sportcentre 1-0 watched by a record crowd of 9,723. In the 4th round Harlow Town were drawn away to Watford but lost that match 4-3.

Harlow Town currently sit bottom of the Isthmian League Premier Division and have lost 7 of their home fixtures and drawn 1, they have yet to win at home and have an overall goal difference of -21.

Head to Head record

Southend United Wins: 1
Draws: 2
Harlow Town Wins: 1

Manager/Coach Pre-match Views

Harlow Town

Danny Chapman Manager

Do not say anything to the press or on their OS

Southend United U23’s

Kevin Maher talks to Chris Phillips of the ECHO

Southend United head to Harlow looking to improve Essex Senior Cup record

Southend United will be looking to end their wretched run of Essex Senior Cup results when they head to Harlow Town for a third round tie tonight.

The Shrimpers have suffered six successive defeats in the competition since 2011.

And Blues’ under-23 coach Kevin Maher is keen to get back to winning ways.

“It’s been disappointing for us in the Essex Senior Cup but it is a competition we would like to do well in,” said Maher.

“I think that shows how difficult it is playing against these teams but I look at it as a brilliant challenge for the players.

“It’s going to be more physical than the games we normally have as they’re going to be playing against experienced senior players but it’s a good test for them.

“They need to get used to playing against different styles of play and different teams so I’m looking forward to this game.”

Harlow are currently bottom of the Isthmian Premier League standings but Maher is still expecting a tough test.

“These games are always really difficult and I’m sure this one will be too,” said Maher.

“Whenever you play in this competition the other team will be wanting to show that they are good enough to be playing professionally themselves.

“Our players will have to match what they throw at us and battle hard while also showing their quality on the ball if we’re to get the win.”

No senior Blues players are expected to feature in tonight’s clash, while defender Joe McKenzie and midfielder Lewis Gard both miss out with long-term knee injuries.

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