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Stevenage FC v Southend United Preview
A Blip In The System? - Stevenage FC v Southend United
Southend United make the short trip to Stevenage on Saturday for the first time since 2010, hoping last week’s defeat was just a blip in the system. knowing a win would put them as high as 3rd if results go their way.
Tomorrow’s hosts, who’s last home win was at the start of last month, go into this one on the back of a 3-1 win, away at Hartlepool United last week. On the other hand, Southend go into the game on the back of a defeat at home to Accrington Stanley.
The two sides have only met 4 times in total, with Southend unbeaten against tomorrow’s hosts. Stevenage are yet to win against Blues, and have only ever gained one point from the four meetings.
The two sides met as recently as 2001 (when Stevenage were known as Stevenage Borough), in the Football League Trophy, when Southend ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at Broadhall Way, the club’s current stadium.
Some players to have played for both teams include Anthony Grant and current Blues striker Lee Barnard, who spent time on loan there earlier this season. Grant is currently plying his trade at Crewe Alexandra in League One.
Stevenage Wins: 0
Southend Wins: 3
Who are Stevenage FC?
Full Name: Stevenage Football Club
Founded: 1976 (As Stevenage Borough)
Nickname: The Boro
Ground: Broadhall Way (6,722 Capacity)
Manager: Graham Westley
2013-14 Season: SkyBet League One – 24th
Most Recent Line-Ups
Stevenage: Day, Walton, Dembele, Wells, Deacon, Whelpdale, Bond, Parrett (Lee – 77’), Kennedy (Johnson – 90’), Martin (Andrade – 72’), Beardsley
Southend United: T.Smith, White, Thompson, Binnom-Williams, Coker (Hurst – 73’), Atkinson (Worrall – 55’), Leonard, Timlin, Payne, Pigott, Cassidy
Last Time We Met
Southend United: Bentley, White, Coker, Leonard, Bolger, Prosser, Hurst (Worrall – 74’), Clifford, Coulthirst (Barnard – 81’), Weston, Corr
Stevenage: Beasant, Ashton, Dembele (Okimo – 75’), Walton, Worley (Bond – 14’), Wells, Whelpdale, Lee, Marriott, Charles, Pett (Deacon – 58’)
Stevenage’s Last 5 Results
Hartlepool United (A) – W 1-3
Bury FC (H) – D 0-0
Mansfield Town (A) – L 1-0
Oxford United (H) – L 0-2
Shrewsbury Town (A) – L 3-2
What Could Happen?
A win for Stevenage, who are currently in 9th, would keep them there, but only if Exeter, (who are one place below Stevenage in 8th), lose.
A win for Blues would put into 3rd place, and into the Automatic promotion places, if Luton Town & Wycombe Wanderers both lose.
For Travelling Blues Fans
Where Can I Drink?
There is a clubhouse behind the South Stand, which is where the away fans are housed. Both home and away fans are welcome in here. However, if you have some time to kill, there are a few pubs in the town centre, which is a 15-20 minute walk from the Ground.
Where Can I Eat?
There are a few fast food outlets located over the roundabout in the Retail Park close to the ground. These include Pizza Hut, McDonalds & Burger King.
Where Can I Park?
The retail park I mentioned above does not accept football parking. You can only park there for 90 minutes. There is a large car park located near the ground for 500 cars, so get there earlyish if you want to park there. Otherwise, there is street parking around the ground
The teams will most probably wear these:
Shirt: White & Blue
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Shirt: Red & White Stripes
Sponsor: Tyre Pros
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