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I come from a land down under
Jul 9, 2008
Two away games in four days sees the Shrimpers head to Sixfield Stadium to take on Northampton Town. A much needed win is required by the Shrimpers as they are on the bottom of the League 2 ladder after two games. Can they do it? Well this preview will hopefully answer that.

Northampton Town V Southend United:



Last 5:

Northampton 2-1 Rotherham (W)
Rochdale 0-0 Northampton (D)

League Cup:
Northampton 2-1 Cardifff (W)

Northampton 3-1 West Ham XI (W)
Northampton 1-3 Tottenham XI (L)


Last 5:


Oxford 2-0 Southend (L)
Southend 0-1 Accrington (L)


Peterborough 4-0 Southend (L)


Southend 0-6 Tottenham Hotspur XI (L)
Southend 2-3 Charlton (L)


Southend 42
Draws 26
Northampton 42

Last Time we Met: Sat January 14 Northampton 2 Southend 5

Last 5 Head to Head Southend 2 Draws 2 Northampton 1


Adebayo Akinfenwa - The key player for Northampton is the player Southend has been consistently linked with over the past few years. Last year he scored a cracking goal at Roots Hall and was their leading goal scorer. You just know because of his linking with the club that he will be a lingering factor in today's match. If Northampton are to win then he will be key in attack for them to win.


Ryan Hall - If he plays, he will be vital in Southend's quest to secure maximum points. Led the assists at the club last year and can score a few goals himself. If Southend are to win they will need to score goals and Hall will be vital in achieving that.


Northampton had the second worst record at home last year only winning 6 games at home.

This year though they are 2 from 2 in both league cup and league action.

Southend had the best record in the league away from home last year but failed to show that on Tuesday against Oxford.

Southend haven't scored in their last four meeting

Southend haven't kept a clean sheet in their last 9 matches.


Northampton have started well in the league taking 4 points in their opening two matches. Southend on the other hand are sitting at the foot of the table. I expect the Shrimpers to bounce back but not win the match. A draw is what I see in this match with Southend to finally score their first goal in the league.

Draw 1-1
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