Date: 17th August 2015 at 11:13am
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Southend’s League 1 season continued with a defeat against Walsall at Roots Hall on Saturday.

A last gasp League Cup exit against Brighton in midweek was followed up by another home defeat in the League as Bentley conceded at Roots Hall for the first time since October last year, being beaten twice in a two-nil defeat.

Bradshaw (8), fresh from a midweek hat-trick in a League Cup win over Nottingham Forest, became that first man to beat Bentley with Mantom (48) adding the second early in the second half.

The closes the Blue came to scoring was a Worrall, who earned the point at Fleetwood last time round, having an effort cleared off the line.

These were the match highlights



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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Saturday 15th August
Barnsley 1-0 Burton Alb
Blackpool 0-2 Rochdale
Bradford 1-1 Shrewsbury
Bury 2-2 Swindon
Millwall 0-4 Coventry
Oldham 1-0 Fleetwood
Peterboro 2-1 Colchester
Port Vale 1-1 Gillingham
Scunthorpe 2-0 Crewe
Sheff Utd 2-0 Chesterfld
Southend 0-2 Walsall

Sunday 16th August
Wigan 0-0 Doncaster

Looking at these results the stand out one was definitely the Coventry win at Millwall, with Blackpool’s misery continuing with Rochdale beating them at Bloomfield Road.

Coventry, who have started the season well, look to have a real goalscorer on their hands with Newcastle teenage loanee striker Armstrong taking his tally up to four-goals for the club in the opening week included two at the Den on Saturday in this four-nil win for the Sky Blues.

All of that after Millwall missed an early penalty chance to take the lead!

Blackpool, even at this stage, look likely to be a stone that continues to sink following Premier League relegation a few years back and Championship relegation last season, just five-years ago they topped the Premier League however it’s looking ominous that a place in League 2 next season already awaits them….

Southend are back in action this midweek with a League 1 game against Doncaster at the One Call Stadium on Wednesday.

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