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Past Meetings

Moody Blues

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Thought I'd start something new and re-visit a classic match against our opponents. Starting with this weekends visit against Bristol Rovers.

We re-visit 15th February 2005, LDV Vans Trophy Southern Final 1st leg
Bristol Rovers 1 Southend United 2

This game would be best remembered for Mark Gower's sensational goal from the left wing.

This was not a classic performance against a poor Bristol Rovers side, but it only took Lawrie Dudfield eight minutes to score the first goal a well taken header from Lewis Hunt's right wing cross. The next 20 minutes were virtually played exclusively in the Pirates half with no real pressure on the Southend goal.

However in the 29th minute Craig Disley appeared to throw himself to the ground in the box and the referee gave a penalty, adjudging it to be a foul by Barrett. Justice was done when Junior Agogo wasted the chance to equalise by blasting his penalty against the bar.

The game grew a little more even, but the defence coped well and it took an excellent header from a corner by Walker to pull the scores level 10 minutes after the restart. Gower gave the Shrimpers the advantage again then a combination of good defending and good luck at both ends resulted in no further goals.
 
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