From avoiding a pod of sleeping whales to high seas isolation... Bob’s amazing round-the-world boat race

Echo:

11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SOUTH Essex sailor who took part in two legs of the most gruelling amateur yacht races in the world has spoken about his experiences.

Southend United manager Phil Brown: We were excellent against AFC Wimbledon

Echo:

11:21am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown heaped praise on his side, despite them suffering a 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

Robin Womack's European bid key to unlocking his dream of Rio 2016

Echo:

9:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOUTHEND’S Robin Womack begins his quest for glory at the European Championships today knowing he must perform well to keep alive his dream of reaching the Rio Paralympics.

Blog: Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1

Echo:

7:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SOUTHEND United take on AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall tonight. Follow the action live here.

Southend United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1

Echo:

9:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SOUTHEND United sunk to their first league defeat of the season at Roots Hall tonight, suffering a 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon.

Billericay boss demands a response from his players after Harrow loss

Echo: Craig Edwards

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BILLERICAY Town boss Craig Edwards has called for an immediate response from his side after he was left “hurting” after their second-half performance against Harrow Borough.

Southend United unchanged for AFC Wimbledon clash at Roots Hall

Echo: Phil Brown - has named an unchanged starting line-up for tonight's game at Dagenham & Redbridge

7:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has selected an unchanged starting line-up for tonight’s game against AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall tonight.

Canvey looking to build on three points at Peacehaven

Echo: Danny Heale - pleased with his team's performance at Dulwich Hamlet

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

CANVEY Island return to the Prospects Stadium after a successful trip to Peacehaven & Telscombe at the weekend.

Southend United's Daniel Bentley: We're out to match and then better our start to last season

Echo: Hot prospect - Daniel Bentley

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DANIEL Bentley wants Southend United to match their start from last season when they host AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall tonight.

East Thurrock boss delighted at his side's new-found stability

Echo: John Coventry

12:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

EAST Thurrock United manager John Coventry says his side’s new found defensive stability has had him “pinching himself”.

Adam Barrett: I have to battle guilt when I play Southend United

Echo: Former Blues skipper Adam Barrett marks current Southend centre-back Adam Barrett

11:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ADAM Barrett will be battling guilt when he lines up for AFC Wimbledon at Southend United tonight.

Southend United manager Phil Brown fully aware of AFC Wimbledon threat

Echo: Keeping the faith — Phil Brown is trying to lift the mood in the Southend camp ahead of Saturday’s semi-final second leg

11:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLUES boss Phil Brown is fully aware of the problems AFC Wimbledon will pose his side tonight.

AFC Wimbledon's Mark Phillips relishing first return to Southend United

Echo:

11:18am Tuesday 19th August 2014

MARK Phillips is relishing his first return to Roots Hall when AFC Wimbledon take on Southend United tonight.

Southend United manager Phil Brown: Game against Stevenage was over after 20 minutes

Echo:

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown felt his team made light work of Stevenage at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Southend United manager Phil Brown nearly didn't start Barry Corr against Stevenage

Echo:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

BARRY Corr played a key part in Southend United’s win against Stevenage on Saturday, but he almost didn’t start the game.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley heaps praise on Southend United after defeat at Roots Hall

Echo: Graham Westley will bring his Stevenage side to The Hive on July 15. Picture: Action Images

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

STEVENAGE boss Graham Westley heaped praise on Southend United following his side’s defeat at Roots Hall.

Twitter reaction to Southend United's 2-0 win against Stevenage

Echo:

1:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

SOUTHEND United's fans and players have their say on the 2-0 victory against Stevenage

Southend United's battling qualities come to the fore in Stevenage victory

Echo:

1:04pm Monday 18th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has often stressed his desire to entertain the club’s supporters with a free-flowing style of football this season. But, although his team displayed that desire in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Stevenage at Roots Hall, it was ultimately their battling qualities which secured the victory.

It's all RIGHT now for Southend United's Ben Coker

Echo:

12:51pm Monday 18th August 2014

BEN Coker was left wracking his memory following Southend United’s 2-0 win against Stevenage on Saturday.

Magical Monty wraps up Essex win

Echo:

1:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

MONTY Panesar completed match figures of 11 for 168 as Essex eased to their fourth County Championship Division Two win of the season as they beat Glamorgan by 63 runs on the final morning at Swansea.

Alastair Cook admits his wife stopped him from quitting as England captain

Echo:

12:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

ALASTAIR Cook admits his wife Alice stopped him from quitting as England captain.

Jessica Judd proud of her summer of major finals

Echo:

9:31am Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGE middle-distance runner Jessica Judd revealed her pride at her summer’s achievements after racing in the European Championships 800m final.

Monty Panesar captures 10 wickets for Essex but Glamorgan hang on for final day

Echo:

7:32pm Sunday 17th August 2014

MONTY Panesar completed a match haul of 10 wickets to help Essex to the brink of victory going into the final day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan at Swansea.

Blues blog: Southend United 2, Stevenage 0

Echo:

2:38pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SOUTHEND United host Stevenage at Roots Hall this afternoon. Follow the action live here.

Southend United 2, Stevenage 0

Echo:

4:54pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TWO goals inside the opening 20 minutes secured Southend United a 2-0 win against Stevenage at Roots Hall this afternoon.

Great Wakering Rovers agony after injury-time defeat to Maldon & Tiptree

Echo: Great Wakering Rovers extended their perfect start to the league season

4:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

GREAT Wakering Rovers conceded their second injury time goal in the space of five days to lose against northern rivals Maldon & Tiptree.

Southend United manager Phil Brown reverts back to opening day line-up for clash against Stevenage

Echo:

2:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has reverted back to the same side that started the opening day of the season for this afternoon’s clash against Stevenage at Roots Hall.

Essex to lose one young star but hang on to another

Echo: Ben Foakes

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ESSEX wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes will join Surrey at the end of the season.

Opening bowler Adam Rendell back to bolster Old Southendian attack against Benfleet

Echo:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

OLD Southendian & Southchurch head to Benfleet today hoping to make full use of the returning Adam Rendell.

Hundreds run in memory of Kirste

Echo:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE promise of wet weather, thunder and lightning didn’t put off more than 400 runners who took part in the Kirste Memorial races.

Southend AC lose brave battle to beat the drop

Echo:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s men’s team have been relegated from division two of the British Athletics League but only after a gallant last-ditch effort to beat the drop.

Billericay face tough battle in bid to keep promotion hopes alive

Echo: Billericay captain Stewart Rutland - powerless to stop his side losing

3:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

BILLERICAY are looking to upset the odds once again when they take on Belhus tomorrow.

Table topping clash vital for Hadleigh & Thundersley

Echo: Superb knock – from Hadleigh & Thundersley’s Adam Soilleux

2:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

HADLEIGH & Thundersley face a crunch clash at table-topping Colchester & East Essex tomorrow.

Fan's column: Southend United's strong squad well set for league push

Echo:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BEING pre-season favourites doesn’t necessarily work in your favour, but the media is starting to sit up and take notice of the squad Phil Brown is moulding at Roots Hall.

Ben Wood answers Covo's SOS - and East Thurrock United man is now hoping for permanent deal

Echo:

12:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

EMERGENCY centre back Ben Wood is hoping to secure a return to East Thurrock United after stepping into the breach and helping secure two wins from two at the start of the new season.

Bowers & Pitsea boss aiming for Kimble reunion in FA Cup

Echo: Rob Small celebrates winning the league with previous club Southminster St Leonards

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Bowers & Pitsea boss Rob Small has his eyes on a reunion with former manager Garry Kimble in this season’s FA Cup.

Southend United still looking for a new full-back

Echo:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BLUES boss Phil Brown is still looking to bring another full-back to the club.

Southend United's Michael Timlin still some way off a return

Echo:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SOUTHEND United midfielder Michael Timlin is still some way short of returning from a dislocated elbow.

Rayleigh Town hoping for repeat winning season in Olympian kick-off

Echo:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Rayleigh Town will be looking for another successful campaign when they kick off their season at home to Wadham Lodge tomorrow.

From Canary Wharf to Rookery Hill: East Thurrock United captain Tom Stephen

Echo:

10:30am Friday 15th August 2014

The Echo takes a glimpse into a week in the life of East Thurrock United captain Tom Stephen

Southend United manager Phil Brown: I want our fans to be off their seats

Echo:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown wants to get fans off their seats against Stevenage at Roots Hall tomorrow.

Weekend Preview: Defensive crisis for Concord Rangers and south Essex trio look to bounce back

Echo:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

CONCORD Rangers are facing an injury crisis a week into the new season as they gear up to take on Hayes & Yeading tomorrow.

Southend United's Conor Clifford: I don't want to let go of shirt

Echo:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

CONOR Clifford is out to make a real name for himself with Southend United this season.

Essex want to carry one-day form over into red ball cricket

Echo: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Essex return to red ball cricket for the first time in a month today buoyed by having qualified for the quarter-final of the One-Day Cup.

Jessica Judd reaches European Championships 800m final

Echo:

6:44pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CANVEY’S teenage star Jessica Judd will line up in her second major final of the summer at the European Championships on Saturday.

Rochford Hundred Golf Club's teen stars battle for top honours

Echo: CROY: Tee time for Mayor's charity drive

10:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Two of Rochford Hundred's youth team stars went head-to-head in a superb battle for the club's August medal honours.

Mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor at Brands Hatch

Echo:

6:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT was mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor as he achieved his ambition of a podium finish at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Bowers & Pitsea take on Basildon United in Essex Senior Cup first round derby

Echo: Conference football. Picture: Action Images

5:59pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BOWERS & Pitsea will take on near rivals Basildon United in the first round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Lamb's mint again in hardcourt finals

Echo:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DARIEN Lamb stole the show for the second year running at the Stellisons Junior Open.

Benfleet biker Mason Law targets improvement after fifth at Oulton Park

Echo:

2:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MASON Law missed out on the podium he was looking for at Oulton Park but was still satisfied with fifth place.







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