Southend United v Chesterfield

Last updated : 06 January 2011 By exiledessexboy


Five crazy minutes and all the excitement and hope of the previous back-to-back 2-0 away wins was blown away.

Still, the game's gone now and it's up to the lads, and Luggy to start with the right team, to go out and try and get something from a tough game with the league leaders.

No news on Bilel Mohsni so I'm keeping him out for now, but we'll update when we hear something positive, Bilel for Coughlan if he's back.

If not, the same team that finished so well against Cheltenham, and personally that would include Matt Paterson, who took his goal and penalty so well in the Shrimpers seconds win at Chelmsford Wednesday, however I'm sure Blues boss Paul Sturrock will give his boy another go.

Ryan Hall to stay as the wideboy as new signing Miguel Comminges slots into the Simpson position on the right of midfield after a promising last 30 minutes for the former Cardiff man.

Grant starts.

As for keeper Rhys Evans, it happens to the best of them, but after his herorics at Melbourne Park, Essex Senior Cup or not, three penalty saves, Glen Morris will be back between the sticks.

Chesterfield arrive with great confidence with their close rivals inconsistant, they were two down at Accrington on Monday but without playing well, grabbed two late goals and a point.

And a point might be the best the Shrimpers can expect.

However, the last time a top three team arrived confident at Roots Hall Rotherham were turned over far more than the 1-0 scoreline suggests, and remember Torquay?

Hopefully we'll keep that first five scoreless and another single goal victory may be on the cards again.

Possible Southend United: Morris, Clohessy, Barker, Coughlan, Herd, Comminges, Easton, Grant, Hall, Sturrock, Corr.

Subs: Morris, Gilbert, Prosser, Ferdinand, Bouzid, Soares, Paterson.

Whatever happens, let's get behind the team.



Spireries boss John Sheridan is hopeful two key players, midfielder Mark Allott and striker Craig Davies, will be fit as both players have dodgy hamstrings and were unavailable last Saturday.

Right-back Jack Hunt was introduced as a sub against Accrington and helped his side fight back from two down to grab a point (report below), he'll be hoping to start this weekend.

His fellow bench warmers, Deane Smalley and Scott Boden, were the heroes though as they scored the late goals that earned Chesterfield an undeserved point.

Sheridan told "I'd got players out there with 300 or more games in their career and none of them, bar Drew Talbot, showed me anything. They were off their game, so I just have to hope it was a one-off."

Striker Talbot suffered a twisted knee during the Stanley match but shouldbe OK; while Dean Morgan, yes, we seem to come across the former Shrimper loanee at another club every season, took a knock on his ankle in the a previous win against Stockport and is a doubt.

Left-back Scott Griffiths has returned to parent club Peterborough but could return during the present transfer window.

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2Rotherham United 2165127175221261173392340+16
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Last time Out

Accrington Stanley 2 Chesterfield 2 (played on Monday, January 3rd, 2011.)

Report here:,,10435~53250,00.html


At Southend Utd. (25)At Chesterfield (25)
Southend Utd.1040.00Chesterfield1248.00
Chesterfield832.00Southend Utd.624.00
Southend Utd.401.60Chesterfield391.56
Chesterfield331.32Southend Utd.301.20
On Neutral Ground (0)Overall (50 matches)
Southend Utd.00.00Southend Utd.1632.00
Southend Utd.00.00Southend Utd.701.40
Highest Aggregate7Chesterfield 3 - 4Southend Utd.2005/2006
Highest Southend Utd. score:5Southend Utd. 5 - 1Chesterfield1972/1973
Highest Chesterfield score:5Southend Utd. 2 - 5Chesterfield1958/1959
2010/2011Sat 09 OctChesterfield2 - 1Southend Utd.League Two
2005/2006Sat 18 FebChesterfield3 - 4Southend Utd.League One
Tue 06 DecSouthend Utd.0 - 0ChesterfieldLeague One
2001/2002Tue 18 DecSouthend Utd.2 - 0ChesterfieldF.A. Cup
Sat 08 DecChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.F.A. Cup
2000/2001Sat 31 MarChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.League Division Three
Sat 16 DecSouthend Utd.3 - 2ChesterfieldLeague Division Three
1997/1998Fri 03 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 2ChesterfieldLeague Division Two
Sat 29 NovChesterfield1 - 0Southend Utd.League Division Two
1989/1990Sat 07 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 2ChesterfieldFourth Division
Sat 28 OctChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.Fourth Division
1988/1989Sat 04 MarChesterfield2 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division
Sat 22 OctSouthend Utd.3 - 1ChesterfieldThird Division
1987/1988Fri 25 MarSouthend Utd.3 - 0ChesterfieldThird Division
Sat 24 OctChesterfield3 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division
1984/1985Tue 23 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 1ChesterfieldFourth Division
Sat 08 SepChesterfield2 - 1Southend Utd.Fourth Division
1982/1983Tue 15 MarChesterfield0 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division
Mon 06 SepSouthend Utd.2 - 0ChesterfieldThird Division
1981/1982Fri 05 MarSouthend Utd.0 - 2ChesterfieldThird Division
Sat 17 OctChesterfield1 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division
1979/1980Sat 08 MarChesterfield1 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division
Fri 26 OctSouthend Utd.0 - 0ChesterfieldThird Division
1978/1979Fri 02 FebSouthend Utd.2 - 0ChesterfieldThird Division
Wed 27 SepChesterfield3 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division
1975/1976Mon 19 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 1ChesterfieldThird Division
Sat 27 DecChesterfield1 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division
1974/1975Wed 19 MarChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division
Sat 17 AugSouthend Utd.2 - 1ChesterfieldThird Division
1973/1974Fri 05 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 3ChesterfieldThird Division
Wed 14 NovChesterfield0 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division
1972/1973Sat 21 AprSouthend Utd.5 - 1ChesterfieldThird Division
Wed 07 MarChesterfield2 - 4Southend Utd.Third Division
1969/1970Tue 31 MarChesterfield3 - 0Southend Utd.Fourth Division
Sat 01 NovSouthend Utd.0 - 0ChesterfieldFourth Division
1968/1969Fri 25 AprChesterfield0 - 0Southend Utd.Fourth Division
Mon 03 MarSouthend Utd.2 - 2ChesterfieldFourth Division
1967/1968Sat 13 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 1ChesterfieldFourth Division
Sat 07 OctChesterfield3 - 1Southend Utd.Fourth Division
1966/1967Sat 15 AprSouthend Utd.4 - 1ChesterfieldFourth Division
Sat 19 NovChesterfield2 - 1Southend Utd.Fourth Division
1960/1961Sat 31 DecSouthend Utd.1 - 1ChesterfieldThird Division
Sat 27 AugChesterfield0 - 3Southend Utd.Third Division
1959/1960Sat 09 AprChesterfield1 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division
Sat 21 NovSouthend Utd.1 - 2ChesterfieldThird Division
1958/1959Sat 17 JanSouthend Utd.2 - 5ChesterfieldThird Division
Sat 06 SepChesterfield4 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division
1953/1954Sat 12 DecSouthend Utd.1 - 2ChesterfieldF.A. Cup
1938/1939Mon 16 JanSouthend Utd.4 - 3ChesterfieldF.A. Cup
Wed 11 JanChesterfield1 - 1Southend Utd.F.A. Cup


The man in the middle is an old friend, Roger East from Wiltshire.

He gives an interview here:

His assistants are Glenn Hambling and Tony Mason; The fourth official is Carl Fitch.


(FA Cup Third Round Day)

League Two

Saturday, January 8th; (all kick-offs 15.00): Accrington Stanley v Bury, Aldershot v Oxford Utd, Bradford v Barnet, Crewe v Wycombe, Northampton v Cheltenham, Shrewsbury v Morecambe, Southend v Chesterfield, Stockport v Gillingham.

Tuesday, January 11th; (all kick-offs 19.45): Port Vale v Hereford, Stockport v Rotherham, Torquay v Crewe.


Southend (to win) - 7/4, Draw - 12/5, Chesterfield (to win) - 13/8.

For all the footy odds go here:


Despite being the 4th oldest Football League club in England, they have spent most of their existence in the lower divisions of the English league and have never played in the top flight.
They first joined the Football League in the 1899-1900 season, but failed re-election in 1908/09. They were later founder members of Football League Third Division North in 1921-22 and have remained in the Football League since.

Chesterfield's most notable successes came in the 1990s, when they won the Division Three playoff final at Wembley in 1995 and reached the FA Cup semi-finals two years later.

They were the first club from outside the top two divisions to reach this stage of the competition since
1984 (Plymouth Argyle).

Chesterfield play their home games at the 10,338 capacity B2net Stadium, having moved from their old home Saltergate, for the 2010-11 season.

John Sheridan is the current manager having been given a three year contract in June 2009, his assistant is Tommy Wright.

(For a more comprehensive history of the club, go here: