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Phil Brown - opes to soon have Jamar Loza and Noel Hunt back in action

Brown hopes to have striking pair back soon

Birthday boy - Sam McQueen celebrates scoring on his full Southend United debut

Essex rivals travelling in different directions

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Flash point - Alex Gilbey is shown a straight red card for a shocking foul on Ryan Leonard

Brown fearing long lay off for Leonard

Adam Barrett charges away after scoring for the Shrimpers

Southend United's Adam Barrett: Win against Colchester rolled back the years

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Celebration time - Blues' players applaud their fans at the final whistle

Brown: Our win against Colchester was perfectly scripted

Blues fans - Delighted by their side's 3-0 win against Colchester

Twitter reaction to Blues' Essex derby success against Colchester

Police to investigate Southend fan's apparent charge at Colchester rivals

Police to investigate Southend fan's apparent charge at Colchester rivals

Happy man - Adam Barrett celebrates his goal

Match report: Southend United 3, Colchester United 0

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Red card - Alex Gilbey is sent off for a strong challenge on Ryan Leonard

Essex derby blog: Southend United 3, Colchester United 0

Starting line-up - How Blues will line up against Colchester

Team news: Two changes for Blues in Essex derby

Up for grabs - FA Vase

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Bowers & Pitsea face FA Vase replay, as Southend Manor claim league win

Goal - Sam Higgins got a goal but it wasn't enough  Picture: FRANK REID

East Thurrock surprisingly beaten by Merstham

Scorer - Tony Stokes scored the opening goal of the afternoon

Late heartbreak for Canvey as they let three-goal lead slip at Brentwood

Helpless - Adam Seal cannot keep out Brightlingsea  Picture: SUSAN WATTS

Early red card damages Wakering's prospects in defeat at Brightlingsea Regent

Solid performance - Jack Giddens

Inspired Giddens helps Billericay overcome stubborn Staines

Brace - Steve Cawley

Cawley double inspires Concord to victory over Eastbourne

Warrior - Steve King

MY BEST XI: Concord Rangers captain Steve King

Jack Payne - aiming to impress against Colchester United

Payne wants to make big impression in Essex derby

Happy man - Shaun Goater celebrates scoring against Colchester United

Flashback: The last five Essex derbies at Roots Hall

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Phil Brown - believes there is a buzz around Blues right now

Brown: There's a buzz around the place and not just because of Essex derby

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Adam Barrett - looking forward to another Essex derby this weekend

Barrett: I don't need to stress importance of local derby to my team-mates

Possible return - for Simon Peddie, left

Coventry wants Rocks to show they are more than average against Merstham

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE PREVIEW: Bowers & Pitsea face Ipswich in battle for FA Vase quarter-final spot

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE PREVIEW: Bowers & Pitsea face Ipswich in battle for FA Vase quarter-final spot

Billericay boss hoping flu stays away for Staines Town trip

Billericay boss hoping flu stays away for Staines Town trip

Gone - Kris Newby has returned to East Thurrock    Picture: SUSAN WATTS

Consistency eluding Great Wakering ahead of tricky Brightlingsea test

Goal ambition – Concord Rangers' Sam Bantick wants to open his account in the league

Bantick hoping to repeat scoring antics and break National League South goal duck against Eastbourne

Weather casts doubts for Canvey manager Heale ahead of Brentwood test

Weather casts doubts for Canvey manager Heale ahead of Brentwood test

Jack Daly - keen to make it back to back wins for Southend Saxons

Saxons head to Clifton with renewed confidence

Champion – John Wayne Hibbert beats Tommy Martin after knocking him down in the final round

Hibbert may only have "one or two fights left" following Commonwealth title defence against Martin

Challenge - Craig Edwards has called out West Ham and Slaven Bilic

Edwards: We will show West Ham just who Billericay Town are!

Graham Coughlan - keeping his feet on the ground

Coughlan: We're not getting carried away

Focus on Vase – Rob Small

Bowers boss Small: FA Vase could well have cost us the league

Happy man - Will Atkinson celebrates scoring against Shrewsbury Town

Atkinson wants to keep running the show for Blues

Phil Brown - cannot wait to see Roots Hall packed this weekend

Phil Brown's weekly Echo column: Packed Roots Hall fills me with pride

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Stephen Hendrie - bagged Blues' winning goal at Shrewsbury Town

Hendrie: I didn't know what to do when I scored

Canvey's Wood frustrated to be tarred with doping brush after ex-teammate is banned

Canvey's Wood frustrated to be tarred with doping brush after ex-teammate is banned

Sent off - Blues midfielder Michael Timlin is shown a red card by referee Christopher Sarginson

Brown bamboozled by Timlin's red card

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Delighted - Phil Brown salutes Blues travelling fans at the final whistle

Brown: I'm so happy I would buy all our travelling fans a drink if I could!

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Try-scorer - Craig Strachan charges through to score

Saxons out of the drop zone after win

Reigning champions - Concord Rangers

Concord Rangers to play Colchester United in Essex Senior Cup

Slotting home – Chris Bryan scores to give Bowers the lead     Picture: SUSAN WATTS

Bowers & Pitsea boss left frustrated after Essex Senior Cup defeat at Colchester

Westcliff Rugby Club - are now 14 points from safety

Wesctcliff lose ground at bottom

Back with a bang - Dan Needham charges forward for Rochford

Needham back with a bang as Rochford make it six wins in a row

On the ball - Thurrock Rugby Club in action against Old Priorians at the weekend

Thurrock make it back to back wins by beating Old Priorians

All smiles – Jimmy Carney with wife Kim and his winner’s trophy from the competition which bears his father's name

Pool pro Carney wants to finally land a world title

LTA boss: Southend park courts scheme is one to be copied

LTA boss: Southend park courts scheme is one to be copied

Get in there - Stephen Hendrie celebrates his winning goal

Match report: Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 2

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Starting line-up - How Blues will line-up at Shrewsbury tonight

Team news: Two changes for Blues at Shrewsbury

Noel Hunt - could be back in the starting line-up for Blues tonight

Hunt wants to stay clear of bench - but will still have to look towards it

Phil Brown - believes Shrewsbury Town will be eager to impress tonight

Brown: Man United draw will have Shrews fired up

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