Five of the best

Kurt Bigg takes a look at the Spireites’ last five wins against Southend United in both league and cup competitions.

1. Chesterfield 3-1 Southend United (Saturday, November 6, 2021)

Chesterfield’s last win against the Shrimpers’ came in last season’s FA Cup; however, the away side took an early lead thanks to Ryhs Murphy’s early strike.

An immediate response came from Saidou Khan’s header before Luke Croll swept home on his debut to change the game by the 14th minute.

Kabongo Tshimanga finished off a blistering counter-attack with 11 minutes to go to book the Blues’ place in the second round of the FA Cup.

Calvin Miller and Zak Brunt were both shown red cards in second half added time to end the game with ten players for each team.

2. Southend United 0-4 Chesterfield (Saturday, October 9, 2021)

Danny Rowe had the Spireites’ go into half time with a 2-0 lead at Roots Hall after a pair of instinctive finishes.

Khan added to Southend’s misery in the second period after he poked home from Rowe’s cross.

The striker completed his hat-trick with an emphatic penalty in a game which saw Phil Brown receive his marching orders soon after.

3. Southend United 0-1 Chesterfield (Saturday, March 5, 2016)

With Chesterfield in a League One relegation battle, it was important to come away from Essex with the three points.

The Shrimper’s were the favourites but Danny Wilson’s side had the better of the play and were just in need of that precious goal.

It came as the clock ticked into added time when Ollie Banks fed Lee Novak who slipped the ball past Daniel Bentley and send the travelling fans into delirium.

4. Chesterfield 3-0 Southend United (Tuesday, October 20, 2015)

Lee Novak got the Blues’ off to a perfect start as he latched onto a defence-splitting ball before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.

The lead was doubled before the break as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was first to the punch and fire into the roof of the net from close-range.

The forward bagged his brace in the second half, poking home from point-blank range after Ian Evatt’s header was saved by Bentley.

5. Chesterfield 2-1 Southend United (Saturday, August 24, 2013)

This early season game took a while to get going before Gary Roberts hammered in a 25-yard free-kick on the hour mark.

A nice team move allowed Freddy Eastwood to fire past Tommy Lee from the edge of the area.

However, Armand Gnanduilliet rose highest to head home from a Robert’s corner to give Chesterfield a late, late winner.