Southend United 2, Stevenage 0

Myles Weston puts Southend United 1-0 in front

Myles Weston puts Southend United 1-0 in front

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

Striker Myles Weston and defender Ben Coker both worked their way on to the score-sheet in the opening exchanges to ensure all three points for the Shrimpers.

And that made it two wins from two in the league for Phil Brown’s side.

Southend signalled their intentions from the start and, with two minutes on the clock, Shaq Coulthirst cut in off the left flank and fired a low 20 yard shot inches wide of the left post.

But Blues did not have to wait long to grab the game’s opening goal as they went in front just seven minutes late when Barry Corr headed a long Daniel Bentley kick down in to the path of Weston.

The summer signing then composed himself and guided a low, left footed shot in to the bottom left hand corner of the net from 12 yards.

Things were soon to get even better for the Shrimpers as they doubled their lead in the 20th minute of the match, with Coker on target.

The left-back swapped passes with Corr on the edge of the penalty before rolling a cool, right footed shot in to the bottom right hand corner of the South Stand net.

Stevenage soon hit back and almost got back in to the game when Charlie Lee’s long throw dropped down to Adam Marriott just eight yards from goal but his well struck shot was superbly saved by Daniel Bentley.

The Blues goalkeeper was then forced in to another excellent save on the stroke of half time when former Billericay Town winger Chris Whelpdale sneaked in behind Coker but saw his powerful effort impressively blocked by Bentley.

After the break Bentley’s opposite number, Sam Beasant, did well to push a 12 yard shot from Corr to safety and, with 67 minutes on the clock, the visiting keeper denied the Irishman again low down to his left hand side.

After the near misses Blues brought on David Worrall and Lee Barnard in quick succession.

And the new faces helped the Shrimpers maintain their 2-0 lead.

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6:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

gary 51 says...

Difficult to gauge the performance 2 goals early on against a mediocre side we took the foot of the pedal, job done so we thought.
Two fine saves by DB kept us in the match first half.
However second half we looked comfortable against then a very poor side.
Still another 3 points is what the doctor ordered.
Difficult to gauge the performance 2 goals early on against a mediocre side we took the foot of the pedal, job done so we thought. Two fine saves by DB kept us in the match first half. However second half we looked comfortable against then a very poor side. Still another 3 points is what the doctor ordered. gary 51
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7:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Shoebury diehard says...

So Barnard was brought on as a sub, and didn't he set the game alight as he usually does. NOT. Why on earth the Manager signed him on permanently I'll never understand. I just hope that both he and the Manager prove me wrong.
So Barnard was brought on as a sub, and didn't he set the game alight as he usually does. NOT. Why on earth the Manager signed him on permanently I'll never understand. I just hope that both he and the Manager prove me wrong. Shoebury diehard
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7:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

chillyfeet says...

Good first half needed changing around when the second goal went in.

Barnard was a good goal scorer when he was here before.But not now.

He`s keen but thats about all.

Corr needs more help up front,but Barnie is not the answer.
Hope I`m wrong time will tell.
Good first half needed changing around when the second goal went in. Barnard was a good goal scorer when he was here before.But not now. He`s keen but thats about all. Corr needs more help up front,but Barnie is not the answer. Hope I`m wrong time will tell. chillyfeet
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8:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

Bring back Rickets!
Bring back Rickets! Maddogg
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9:19pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lucy10 says...

Maddogg wrote:
Bring back Rickets!
who is rickets
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Bring back Rickets![/p][/quote]who is rickets lucy10
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1:10am Sun 17 Aug 14

Billy was Best says...

I think rickets is a problem with the legs. Normally associated with poverty.
I think rickets is a problem with the legs. Normally associated with poverty. Billy was Best
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10:31am Sun 17 Aug 14

southend loser says...

lucy10 wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
Bring back Rickets!
who is rickets
Thought it was an illness???
[quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Bring back Rickets![/p][/quote]who is rickets[/p][/quote]Thought it was an illness??? southend loser
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12:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

barneydrop says...

Maddogg wrote:
Bring back Rickets!
Michael Ricketts, capped by England in a friendly against Holland, was signed on a two-year contract by Southend in June 2006. He made just two appearances before being released as he was considered overweight and had not achieved the required fitness level.
Basically, they couldn't keep him out of McDonalds. Also had an attitude problem.
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Bring back Rickets![/p][/quote]Michael Ricketts, capped by England in a friendly against Holland, was signed on a two-year contract by Southend in June 2006. He made just two appearances before being released as he was considered overweight and had not achieved the required fitness level. Basically, they couldn't keep him out of McDonalds. Also had an attitude problem. barneydrop
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5:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

southend loser says...

barneydrop wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
Bring back Rickets!
Michael Ricketts, capped by England in a friendly against Holland, was signed on a two-year contract by Southend in June 2006. He made just two appearances before being released as he was considered overweight and had not achieved the required fitness level.
Basically, they couldn't keep him out of McDonalds. Also had an attitude problem.
Yeh, and he had rickets too gedditt???
[quote][p][bold]barneydrop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Bring back Rickets![/p][/quote]Michael Ricketts, capped by England in a friendly against Holland, was signed on a two-year contract by Southend in June 2006. He made just two appearances before being released as he was considered overweight and had not achieved the required fitness level. Basically, they couldn't keep him out of McDonalds. Also had an attitude problem.[/p][/quote]Yeh, and he had rickets too gedditt??? southend loser
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