Writer: Deano The Spireite
Date:Saturday December 22 2012
Spireites travelled to Roots Hall on a Friday night looking to go 6 games unbeaten. Boa Morte was passed fit, so he replaced Dickenson in midfield.
217 Spireites fans had made the trip to Sothend on a cold miserable Friday evening, among them were the very vocal Belgian Spireites hoping to see their team win for the first time this season.
Southend started quickly by winning a corner, some of the home fans thought they had scored, when former Spireite Hurst hit the side netting with his effort. Boa Morte came close to scoring for the Spireites from distance, his effort just missing the target.
Richards suffered a knock and was taken to avoid any further damage and was replaced just before half-time by Boden. A poor first-half ended with the home team slightly edging it.
Darikwa came close to putting the visitors ahead when his effort was saved by Smith. Cresswell put the home side ahead when he pounced on to a rebound off of Hird, scoring with an half volley. Hurst who causing the Spireites defence all sorts of problems put in a lovely ball which was headed home perfectly by Tomlin.
The Spireites nearly got one back when O'Shea with his back to goal hit an overhead kick just off target with goalkeeper stranded.
Tomlin got his second when he beat Tommy Lee to a ball from Barker. It could have been worse if Smith had not have cleared Freddy Eastwoods effort off the line.
Although the Spireites suffered their worst defeat of the season, they are still only 2 points off the Play-offs. They did come up against an in form Southend side that have a very experienced squad and a manager that has been successful at this level before.
The Spireites will be looking to bounce back when they entertain first York City on Boxing Day and then Morecambe. Matches the Spireites will need to win if they want to gain promotion this season.
Date:Saturday December 22 2012
Open Evening To Be Held At The Proact. (Monday May 20 2013)
Hewitt pleased with progress of injured players. (Friday May 17 2013)
Keeper Aaron Chapman Joins The Spireites. (Friday May 17 2013)
Eric Nixon Becomes The New Goalkeeping Coach (Friday May 17 2013)
Richards Nominated For the Player Of The Month. (Thursday May 16 2013)
Friendly Match At Southport On 20th of July. (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Kevin Lynch Named 1st Team/Development Coach. (Monday May 13 2013)
Former Spireite Becomes Youth Team Coach. (Monday May 13 2013)
Experienced Coach Joins The Spireites (Wednesday May 8 2013)
The King Of Benin Could Be On His Way. (Thursday May 2 2013)
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