Vital Football

Latest Southend United News

Southend 2-1 Colchester

Southend 2-1 Colchester

Southend entertained Colchester United today at the Boots & Laces in a behind closed doors friendly as we continue our fitness work ahead of the coming 2014-15 season.

The game was what you'd expect from a BCD friendly, but it was a good showing by Southend apparently, and striker Lee Barnard opening the scoring from the penalty spot - it was of course his first strike of pre season as well.

Arguably it shouldn't have been his only goal either, as moments later he pulled off a good save from their keeper.

We did however double our advantage just after the half time break when midfielder Will Atkinson fired home from 14 yards. Atkinson was in an unfamiliar position on the day as he was playing left wing.

Myles Weston went close twice as well, and following a host of changes from both sides, Colchester got themselves back into it somewhat with their goal, but that was how the game ended.

Adam Thompson and Ryan Leonard also both featured following injury, and Paul Smith, Ben Coker, Luke Prosser, Kevan Hurst and Will Atkinson all got 90 minutes under their belts.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, manager Phil Brown explained that he was delighted to see the duo return and come through a good 60 minutes following injury and missing the game against Braintree last weekend.

'Adam was a bit unlucky last season in that his progression was curtailed by injury after earning his 18 months with us. He's had a back problem in pre season so it was good to see him back. Lenny got about the pitch in the first half and made an impression on the game, but around the hour mark we could see he was tiring so made the change.'

As for the overall performance the gaffer added.

'They played a strong team for the majority of the game, even that players that came on included the likes of Sean Clohessy who we all know well from his time at Southend. We moved the ball around well, got a good goal in the second half, and maybe could have had a few more. It was another step up, which was important for the players.'

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Tuesday July 22 2014
Time: 10:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Conor Benn Wins on Points

Login to post a comment

Recent Southend United Articles

Football League Rule Out B Teams (23/9/16)

The Football League, or EFL for those who like pointless rebrands, have now compiled the initial responses from the 72 clubs under their umbrella...

EFL Trophy & Whole Game Solution Update

With the attempt to revive the EFL Trophy by changing the format and introducing Academy sides into the competition...

Disabled Access Issues For Seven?

In September 2015, the Premier League made a promise to ensure that all member clubs would make their home grounds fully compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide by August 2017.

Kyprianou In Team Of The Week (6/9/16)

Southend United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Vital Southend Social Media

Archived Vital Southend Articles

Vital Southend articles from

Site Journalists

VitalShrimper
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFLT - Brighton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith0%
White0%
Thompson0%
Ferdinand0%
Sokolik0%
Kyprianou100%
Atkinson0%
King0%
Leonard0%
Mooney0%
Cox0%
Sub - Alawode-Williams0%
Sub - Matsuzaka0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 9 5 3 1 18 11
2 Bury 9 5 2 2 17 6
3 Bolton 9 4 4 1 16 3
4 Bradford 9 3 6 0 15 4
5 Northampton 9 3 5 1 14 5
6 Port Vale 9 4 2 3 14 1
7 Sheff Utd 9 4 2 3 14 -1
8 Gillingham 9 4 2 3 14 -2
9 Bristol Rovers 9 3 4 2 13 0
10 Peterborough 9 3 3 3 12 4
11 Fleetwood 9 3 3 3 12 1
12 MK Dons 9 3 3 3 12 1
13 Oxford 9 3 3 3 12 0
14 Millwall 9 3 3 3 12 -1
15 Chesterfield 9 3 2 4 11 1
16 Charlton 9 2 5 2 11 1
17 Swindon 9 3 2 4 11 -2
18 Walsall 9 2 4 3 10 -2
19 Rochdale 9 2 3 4 9 -2
20 Wimbledon 9 2 3 4 9 -3
21 Shrewsbury 9 2 2 5 8 -5
22 Oldham 9 1 5 3 8 -5
23 Southend 9 2 2 5 8 -9
24 Coventry 9 0 5 4 5 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southend United Results (view all)

Southend United Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet League One