Date: 9th August 2015 at 6:12pm
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The 2015/16 season got underway for Southend, as it did the remainder of League 1 at the weekend, with this starting at Fleetwood’s Highbury Stadium with a draw on Saturday as the Blues battled back from behind to draw one-one.

Graham Alexander’s Fleetwood side were ahead at half time thanks to a debut goal from summer signing McManus (33) just past the half hour mark.

A win, ideally, is what Phil Brown wanted to start with as he stressed the importance of getting three-points on the board ASAP. However with time running out and the Shrimpers behind he’ll take the one-one draw, secured by Worrall’s (84) last goal, without a doubt!

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This is a draw Southend would be the happier of the sides with.

Match highlights can be viewed below….



You can see more like this on Southend United Football Club.

The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Burton 2-1 Scunthorpe
Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley
Colchester 2-2 Blackpool
Coventry 2-0 Wigan
Crewe 0-0 Port Vale
Doncaster 1-1 Bury
Fleetwood 1-1 Southend
Gillingham 4-0 Sheff Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough
Shrewsbury 1-2 Millwall
Swindon 4-1 Bradford
Walsall 1-1 Oldham

In the opening round of fixtures you can’t really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren’t likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Blues will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!

Looking at these results the ones that stand out are Chesterfield’s, Gillingham’s and Swindon’s wins.

Barnsley are fancied by many to do well whereas the Spireites, having lost manager Paul Cook to Portsmouth and several key players, are being tipped by some to struggle but Chesterfield gained an impressive three-one win at the Proact Stadium with Swindon’s all-changed squad ripping into Phil Parkinson’s Bradford, seeing off the FA Cup ΒΌ finalists from last season four-one at the County Ground!

Arguably the result of the weekend, certainly in League 1, has to be Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham side thrashing one of the hot favourites for the title, let alone promotion, Sheffield United four-nil at Priestfield in Nigel Adkins’ first match in charge of the Blades.

The Blues are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.

It’ll be a Tuesday night game at Roots Hall with Brown’s Boys looking to cause a League Cup upset against Chris Hughton’s Brighton.

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