Chesterfield 1, Southend United 3, LIVE

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5:42pm

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5:41pm

Anthony Straker: "I think that's the first header I've ever scored so I'm delighted. It's certainly a much nicer feeling than this time last week."

5:41pm

Marc Laird: "It was about time I got another goal and hopefully I can go on and get a few more now. I also felt more like my old self out there today and I enjoyed being able to play a bit further forward."

5:39pm

Dave Penney also added that the injury sustained by Rob Kiernan was not too serious and that the club hoped to complete a move for Gomis Bedsente next week.

5:39pm

Dave Penney, Southend United assistant manager: "We've shown that we don't have a soft under belly. We showed it at Portsmouth and against York and we've done it here as well now. We played well, scored some good goals and we're very happy with the performance and result. Barry Corr getting the penalty would've been the icing on the cake but we can't be too greedy and it's been another good afternoon."

4:56pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 3

4:50pm

Six minutes of added on time to be played.

4:46pm

Worth noting that every outfield player jumped on Hurst in a big bundle after that goal.

4:46pm

Anthony Straker beat about four men. Passed to Marc Laird who teed up Kevan Hurst. He took ball on and fired home a rising left footed shot.

4:45pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 3, Hurst

4:45pm

He replaces Conor Clifford.

4:42pm

Adam Thompson about to come on

4:41pm

Fantastic save from Daniel Bentley as he keeps out a header from Amand Gnanduillet.

4:39pm

Barry Corr's penalty was saved low down to his left hand side by Tommy Lee.

4:39pm

Barry Corr takes it and misses.

4:38pm

Barry Corr went to ground under pressure from Sam Hird when attempting to reach Kevan Hurst's right wing corner.

4:37pm

Penalty to Southend

4:35pm

Third change for Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle on for Callum McFadzean.

4:32pm

Well struck shot from Ollie Banks flies just inches over the crossbar.

4:28pm

Chesterfield change as Marc Richards comes on for Jay O'Shea

4:27pm

Ben Coker booked for a foul

4:24pm

Mark Phillips comes on to replace the injured Rob Kiernan

4:23pm

Attendance: 4, 067

4:23pm

Clarkson signals a change is needed. Would imagine Phillips would come on here.

4:23pm

Clarkson signals a change is needed. Would imagine Phillips would come on here.

4:21pm

Rob Kiernan down injured, receiving treatment from Ben Clarkson

4:21pm

Blues also finding it hard to keep the ball when going forward and are inviting pressure back on themselves.

4:20pm

Chesterfield on top at the moment. Blues seem to be dropping back too deep.

4:18pm

Kevan Hurst booked for a shirt pull.

4:12pm

Drew Talbot heads Jay O'Shea's right wing corner against the top of the crossbar.

4:12pm

Drew Talbot heads Jay O'Shea's right wing corner against the top of the crossbar.

4:08pm

The little girl is no longer watching ET. I'm gutted.

4:05pm

Second half is underway

4:03pm

Having problems with internet connection at the moment but will do my best to keep you updated during the second half as Blues bid to hang on to their lead and reach the third round.

3:50pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 2

3:46pm

Not been much going on in terms of goalmouth action in the last few minutes but that suits Blues just fine.

3:27pm

Sorry, Laird's goal was in the league not the cup. It seems I can't read!

3:25pm

ET is getting good too!

3:25pm

Marc Laird's last goal before today came against Rochdale, also in the FA Cup, in November 2012

3:23pm

Never nice to anyone get injured but Gary Roberts coming off does give Blues a big boost here.

3:21pm

Kevan Hurst's right wing cross picked out Anthony Straker at the far post and he headed home from six yards.

3:21pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 2. Straker

3:19pm

Enforced change for Chesterfield as Gary Roberts limps off and is replaced by Ritchie Humphreys.

3:15pm

Marc Laird scored with a near post header from Ben Coker's right wing cross.

3:15pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 1. Laird

3:13pm

A father sitting right in front of me, has brought his daughter to the game but she's watching ET on a portable DVD player. The way Blues have started here I think I might watch ET too!

3:10pm

Ian Evatt booked for a foul on Anthony Straker.

3:08pm

Great ball from Gary Roberts for the goal. One of the best players you'll see in League Two. Tendayi Darikwa got goal-side of Ben Coker to score.

3:07pm

Gary Roberts' fine left wing cross found Tendayi Darikwa at the far post and he made no mistake from close range.

3:07pm

Chesterfield 1, Blues 0. Darikwa

3:05pm

Kevan Hurst's right wing cross is headed back by Anthony Straker before Barry Corr heads at Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee from close range.

3:03pm

The game is underway

3:02pm

A minute's applause for Nelson Mandela before the game.

3:00pm

This could be a huge game for Blues. Win, get a good draw and the embargo could be lifted. Dream scenario.

2:59pm

Southend were scarred by the manner of their defeat here in August. I am also scarred by a previous visit to Chesterfield, literally! I fell up the stairs and cut the front of my hand open.

2:35pm

Chesterfield: Lee, Talbot, Ryan, O'Shea, Roberts, Hird, Evatt, McFadzean, Banks, Darikwa, Gnanduillet

Subs: Chapman, Humphreys, Togwell, Devitt, McSheffrey, Richards & Doyle

2:33pm

Blues were unable to complete a deal for Gomis Bedsente in time for him to figure in today's game.

2:32pm

One enforced change for Blues as Conor Clifford replaces the suspended Will Atkinson. Barry Corr fit enough to continue in attack, Freddy Eastwood on bench after recovering from knee injury.

2:30pm

Blues: Bentley, White, Kiernan, Prosser, Coker, Laird, Clifford, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Straker

Subs: Smith, Phillips, Eastwood, Reid, Payne, Thompson & Edwards

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11:46pm Sat 7 Dec 13

InTheKnowOk says...

Great football results, Chelsea lost, see what happens tomorrow with the gunners ..
Great football results, Chelsea lost, see what happens tomorrow with the gunners .. InTheKnowOk

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