Southend United Transfer Fees

Here is a chronology of transfer fees paid and received for Southend United players.

(NB: Not all transfer fees are published so this record is from publicly released figures)

RECORD FEES RECEIVED – CHRONOLOGY
PLAYER WHEN FEE CLUB
Harold Halse 1909 £350 Manchester United
Jimmy Axcell 1909 £350 Manchester United
Jack Young 1920 £500 West Ham United
Frank Burrill 1920 £800 Wolves
George Marshall 1920 £800 Wolves
Jimmy Evans 1923 £1,000 Burnley
Doug Wright 1938 £3,250 Newcastle United
Joe Sibley 1947 £6,500 Newcastle United
Frank Dudley 1948 £10,000 Leeds United
Reg Davies 1951 £10,000 Newcastle United
Les Stubbs 1952 £10,000 Chelsea
Ray Smith 1961 £11,000 Wrexham
Bobby Kellard 1962 £30,000 Crystal Palace
Ian “Chico” Hamilton 1969 £40,000 Aston Villa
Bill Garner 1972 £80,000 Chelsea
Peter Taylor 1973 £120,000 Crystal Palace
Glenn Pennyfather 1987 £150,000 Crystal Palace
Shane Westley 1989 £150,000 Wolves
Justin Edinburgh 1990 £150,000 Tottenham Hotspur
Dean Austin 1992 £375,000 Tottenham Hotspur
Stan Collymore 1993 £2,250,000* Nottingham Forest
(*rose to £3,570,000 with increments)
RECORD FEES PAID – CHRONOLOGY
Billy Goodwin 1922 £600 Manchester United
Jimmy McAlinden 1948 £6,500 Portsmouth
Mike Beesley 1962 £8,000 West Ham United
Eddie Firmani 1967 £10,000 Charlton Athletic
Phil Chisnall 1967 £14,000 Liverpool
Bill Garner 1969 £15,000 Bedford Town
Alan Moody 1972 £15,000 Middlesbrough
Tony Taylor 1974 £25,000 Crystal Palace
Dave Cusack 1978 £50,000 Sheffield Wednesday
Derek Spence 1979 £111,111 Blackpool
Keith Jones 1991 £175,000 Brentford
Gary Poole 1993 £400,000 Plymouth Argyle
Mike Marsh 1995 £500,000 Galatasaray
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Award-Winning Shrimpers

Ryan Cresswell and Sean Clohessy were selected for the PFA League Two team of the year last night. Here is a timely reminder of those Shrimpers who have won the clubs’ Player of the Year award and also been honoured by their fellow professionals.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

Five defenders have won the last five awards. The breakdown by position is: Defenders (19), Midfielders (14), Forwards (11), Keepers (5).

Ronnie Pountney (3), Billy Best (2) and Kevin Maher (2) are the only players to win the award more than once.

Season Player of The Year Season Player of The Year
1965/66 Tony Bentley 1989/90 Paul Sansome
1966/67 Trevor Roberts 1990/91 Peter Butler
1967/68 Billy Best 1991/92 Brett Angell
1968/69 John Kurila 1992/93 Stan Collymore
1969/70 Billy Best 1993/94 Chris Powell
1970/71 Alex Smith 1994/95 Ronnie Whelan
1971/72 Brian Albeson & Bill Garner 1995/96 Simon Royce
1972/73 Terry Johnson 1996/97 Keith Dublin
1973/74 Chris Guthrie 1997/98 Julian Hails
1974/75 Alan Moody 1998/99 Mark Beard
1975/76 Alan Little 1999/00 Nathan Jones
1976/77 Andy Ford 2000/01 Kevin Maher
1977/78 Colin Morris 2001/02 Daryl Flahavan
1978/79 Ronnie Pountney 2002/03 Leon Cort
1979/80 Ronnie Pountney 2003/04 Mark Gower
1980/81 Derek Spence 2004/05 Adam Barrett
1981/82 Dave Cusack 2005/06 Freddy Eastwood
1982/83 Ronnie Pountney 2006/07 Kevin Maher
1983/84 Micky Stead 2007/08 Nicky Bailey
1984/85 Steve Phillips 2008/09 Peter Clarke
1985/86 Richard Cadette 2009/10 Simon Francis
1986/87 Jim Stannard 2010/11 Chris Barker
1987/88 Dave Martin 2011/12 Mark Phillips
1988/89 David Crown 2012/13 Sean Clohessy

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNERS

The PFA Awards were first awarded at the end of the 1973/4 season. Here are the Southend United players that were selected for their respective divisional teams.

Sean Clohessy and Ryan Cresswell join only Andy Ford (1976/7) and Richard Cadette (1985/6) to be nominated from a non-promotion winning side.

1976/77 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 Andy Ford
1980/81 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 Mervyn Cawston, Dave Cusack, Anton Otulakowski, Derek Spence
1985/86 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 Richard Cadette
1986/87 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 Richard Cadette and Jim Stannard
1989/90 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 David Crown
1990/91 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  Brett Angell
2004/05 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2 Adam Barrett, Kevin Maher
2005/06 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 Adam Barrett, Kevin Maher, Daryl Flahavan
2012/13 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2 Sean Clohessy and Ryan Cresswell

Abiding Memories

Southend United playing in a cup final at the iconic home of football always seemed destined to elude the faithful bunch of supporters that have followed the Shrimpers through some very hard times. Even near misses have been somewhat reluctant to head our way since the F.A. introduced an ever changing plethora of minor competitions designed to give its “associate” members a chance to shine, albeit for just one day.  A penalty shoot out loss to Notts County in the erstwhile Anglo-Italian Cup in 1993/94 and an LDV area final loss to Brentford in 2000/01 saw the Shrimpers looking on like a kid locked out of a toy shop at Christmas.

Even a spell of sustained success under former player Steve Tilson which saw the club reach two LDV Finals and a League Two play-off Final in an exciting 14 month period saw each occasion savoured, but inevitably diluted by the fact each was held 200 miles away in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

So would Southend ever get to enjoy a day in the sun at Wembley Stadium? It was looking as far away as ever as the club slipped from one financial crisis to another, transfer embargos, players not getting paid, winding up orders and the very real spectre of administration have dogged recent campaigns. Step forward Paul Sturrock, softly spoken genial Scotsman and the latest man charged with moulding a rag-tag bunch of footballing  journeymen and hopeful youngsters into something resembling a football team. The season was unfolding into another campaign of abject disappointment with woeful home form dogging the team from the opening day. However, the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy was proving a welcome distraction. The early rounds saw AFC Wimbledon, Dagenham and Redbridge and even League One promotion chasers Brentford were comfortably dispatched at Roots Hall. We were then handed an away tie in the semi-final against Oxford United. A 3-3 draw saw the tie go to a penalty shoot out. Sturrock pulled out his trump card a substituted experienced goalkeeper Paul Smith for youngster Daniel Bentley, a stunt that had come off against Bury in the FA Cup a month previously. Again the rookie made the vital save to see the Blues through to the Area Final.

Old adversaries Leyton Orient, of League One, stood in the way of a grand day out for the club and some welcome revenue for the scarily empty club coffers. On a muddy pitch at Brisbane Road, an opportunist goal from Ryan Leonard gave us a slender lead for the home leg. A tense battle looked heading towards the East Londoners when Ben Reeves, a youngster on loan from Southampton, scuffed the ball into the net as injury time commenced. Dramatically and unbelievably the die had been cast and our day had come, Wembley beckoned.

Estimating how many tickets a club averaging gates under 5,000 for the season would or could sell were reduced to plucking numbers from the air. When the first day of sale came though, people came in their droves. Queues redolent of communist era shortages at Moscow’s GUMM stores snaked around the car park and lasted all day. And the day after, and the day after that. It was clear Southend was gearing up for its biggest day out ever. 16,000 were sold before they went on general sale and ended up exceeding the 31,033 tickets sold for the club’s largest ever attendance against then European Champions Liverpool some 34 years previously.

In the run up to the Final, Sturrock had the rug pulled from under him, divested of his opportunity to walk out with his team at Wembley. Dismissed and replaced by Phil Brown, the gentlemanly Scot magnanimously turning down the chairman’s limp olive branch offer of a pseudo mascot role at Wembley.  

So the big day finally arrived, coaches, trains and cars headed to North London outnumbering the opposition supporters by more than three to one. Crewe would be stern opposition, they, after all, ended our play-off hopes in clinical fashion the previous season and were acquitting themselves pretty well in the third tier.

Team selection was a hot topic, errant tour-de-force Bilel Mohsni was placed in an unfamiliar centre midfield role. Injured skipper Chris Barker was returned to the side after weeks out. Mark Phillips, battle worn infantryman that had selflessly subjected himself to eight pain killing injections to get us through the Area Final was dumped into a non-laying substitute role. Worse still Ryan Leonard, a hard working unsung hero who had scored the vital Area Final goal, was sat in the stands looking forlornly on. Our recent poor run of form and inevitable nerves manifested as early as the sixth minute. Crewe’s training ground corner was lashed into the net by Luke Murphy and we already had a mountain to climb. Impressive youngster Max Clayton doubled the advantage just after the break and the game was effectively over. A bold double substitution briefly rekindled the dying flame but ultimately it was not to be. In truth Crewe were worthy winners on the day.

My memories of the day are numerous and will remain with me always. Looking back from Bobby Moore’s statue, himself with Southend connections, and seeing a tidal wave of blue humanity coursing down from WembleyPark station was emotive enough in itself. A cornucopia of former players turning up on their own volition with their own tickets was heart warming. Hearing that long term supporters had taken photos of their fathers in their pockets to share the day with them was somehow emblematic of the extended family that is our core support. Furthermore seeing people I had not seen for years and remembering those that had longed for this day to happen but had passed away before a dream had become real were part of a truly memorable occasion. No trophy but plentiful memories that will abide with me.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final

Sunday April 7th 2013 – Wembley Stadium

Attendance: 43,842

Crewe Alexandra (1) 2 (Murphy 6, Clayton 49)

Southend United (0)0

Crewe:

1. Steve Phillips; 2.Matt Tootle; 3.Harry Davis; 5.Mark Ellis; 14.Kelvin Mellor; 8. Luke Murphy ©; 19. Abdul Osman; 26. Chuks Aneke; 31. Bradden Inman; 7.Max Clayton; 11.Byron Moore.

Subs: 10. A.J. Leitch-Smith (for 7, 83 mins); 12. Oliver Turton; 13. Alan Martin 17. George Ray (for 26, 90 mins); 27. Ryan Colclough (for 31, 69 mins).

Southend:

1. Paul Smith; 2.Sean Clohessy; 23. Chris Barker; 6. Ryan Cresswell; 16. Luke Prosser; 14. Kevan Hurst; 28. Bilel Mohsni; 29. Tamika Mkandawire; 3. Anthony Straker; 20. Britt Assombalonga; 21. Gavin Tomlin.

Subs: 7. Freddy Eastwood (for 29, 77 mins); 10. Barry Corr (for 23, 57 mins); 15. Mark Phillips; 17. Daniel Bentley; 27. Ben Reeves (for 28, 57 mins).

Yellow Cards: Osman, Clayton (Crewe), Barker, Hurst (Southend).

Gallery

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Wembley – The First Time

December 6th 1930 Football League Division Three (South)

CLAPTON ORIENT 3

(Fowler 2, Tricker)

SOUTHEND UNITED 1

(Jones)

Southend United’s only ever visit to the famous twin towers of Wembley Stadium came in the most unusual of circumstances.

Their away fixture at Clapton Orient’s Lea Bridge Road stadium was moved to Wembley Stadium as Orient’s ground had been closed following a bad injury to a Torquay United player resulting from the close proximity of the pitch barrier to the playing surface. While remedial work was carried out the East Londoners were forced to hire the national stadium in order to stage two home games. The first resulted in an easy 3-0 win over Brentford in front of a healthy 8,000 plus crowd. However, the visit of Southend United attracted a crowd of only 1,916 which must have looked very odd in vast stadium with a then capacity of 100,000.

However, the Southend side turned in a distinctly unmemorable performance at the famous stadium. It should be said that Ted Birnie’s team selection was something of an experiment following the FA Cup exit at the hands of Torquay the previous weekend. He dramatically dropped skipper Tommy Dixon and brought in young Bob Ward. Furthermore Donovan moved to inside left and Johnson took over at left half. Arthur Compton despite being right footed was seconded to the outside left berth. Clapton Orient’s line up featured Rollo Jack, son of former Southend manager Bob Jack and brother to David, a future Shrimpers manager.

Southend had a good first half however and had plenty of chances before scoring in the 25th minute. Southend gained a corner kick and Fred Barnett launched a deep kick into the O’s penalty area and Jimmy Shankly’s deft header back allowed Mickey Jones the easiest of chances to nod the ball over the line from close range with Orient keeper Harry Blackwell unsighted among a ruck of player. In the next period of play Shankly skimmed the crossbar twice and Barnett had a powerful shot cannon back of the upright.

This was an equaliser following Clapton’s early breakthrough when a rare fumble by Billy Moore in the Southend goal allowed Jack Fowler to open the scoring with a virtually unguarded goal. The veteran forward was a constant thorn in the visitors side with his drive and clever play, a vital factor was Bob Ward’s nervousness in tackling the powerful Orient forward.

Into the second half and the Blues nearly took the lead through Dickie Donoven. His first effort was a speculative long range effort which caught Blackwell off guard in the Orient net. He was mightily relieved to see the ball just clear his crossbar. The a Donoven corner slipped out of Blackwell’s hands and was just about to cross the line when Ernie Morley managed to hook the ball to safety.

However Southend’s downfall came when Crompton, their best player in the opening period, was strangely neglected in the second half. This meant the side lost its shape and creativity and the home side took control of the encounter.

The O’s took the lead on 67 minutes Johnson misjudged a challenge and Reg Tricker easily converted a one on one opportunity against Moore.

The winning goal came on 73 minutes and was shrouded in controversy. Tricker played a throughball for Fowler who was clearly offside but both the referee and the linesman failed to award the decision and while the Southend rearguard appealed and waited for a whistle Fowler all but walked the ball into an empty net.

Shankly had a late chance to reduce the arrears but the side had already suffered a fatal body blow. The dubious offside call ensured that the clubs only visit to the old Wembley Stadium would be marked with a defeat.

Teams:Clapton Orient:Harry Blackwell; Ernie Morley; Billy Broadbent; Eddie Lawrence; Jack Galbraith; Rollo Jack; Arthur Cropper; Reg Tricker; Jack Fowler; Jack Fletcher.

Southend United:

Billy Moore; Jack French; Dave Robinson; Bob Ward; Joe Wilson; Joe Johnson; Fred Barnett; Mickey Jones; Jimmy Shankly; Dickie Donoven; Arthur Crompton.

 

Goalscorer: Emlyn “Mickey” Jones

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Southend United – Penalty Shoot Out Dramas

Southend United’s dramatic penalty shoot out win against Oxford United in the semi-final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy was the club’s eighth shoot out in cup competitions over the years. The 5-3 win on spot kicks at the Kassam Stadium means the club has now won four and lost four in the dreaded shoot outs.

January 8th 2013

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – Area Semi-Final

Oxford United 3 Southend United 3 (Corr 2, Clohessy)

Att: 2,882

Oxford 08-01-2013

Team: Paul Smith, Sean Clohessy, Chris Barker, Mark Phillips, Ryan Cresswell, Kevan Hurst, Alex Woodyard, Michael Timlin, Anthony Straker, Barry Corr and Gavin Tomlin.

Subs: Daniel Bentley (for Smith); Elliot Benyon (for Corr), Luke Prosser (for Woodyard), David Martin and Ryan Leonard.

WON 5-3 on penalties.

Sturrock dramatically substituted Paul Smith in injury time for Daniel Bentley following the youngster heroics in the shoot out with Bury in the FA Cup.

Tomlin, Clohessy, Hurst and Timlin all scored for Southend as did Rigg, Craddock and Davis for Oxford. Bentley then saved Oxford’s fourth penalty from Alfie Potter, allowing Elliot Benyon to score the decisive spot kick.

December 11th 2012

FA Cup 2nd Round Replay

Southend United 1 (Tomlin) Bury 1

Attendance: 3,034

Bury 11-12-13

Team: Daniel Bentley, Sean Clohessy, Chris Barker, Luke Prosser, Ryan Cresswell, Kevan Hurst, Marc Laird, Michael Timlin, David Martin, Barry Corr and Gavin Tomlin.

Subs: Freddy Eastwood (for Martin), Elliot Benyon (for Corr), Alex Woodyard, Graham Coughlan, John Spicer, Alex Woodyard and Ted Smith.

WON 3-2 on penalties

Schumacher and Doherty scored Bury’s first two before Worrall, Hewitt and Hughes all missed for the visitors, Hewitt blazing wide while Bentley saved from Worrall and Hughes.

Eastwood, Clohessy and Hurst all scored for Southend while Gavin Tomlin’s chipped penalty, saved by Trevor Carson proved to be academic.

August 8th 2011

Carling League Cup 1st Round

Southend United 1 (Phillips) Leyton Orient 1

Att: 4,847

Orient 09-08-2011

Team: Glenn Morris, Sean Clohessy, Luke Prosser, Mark Phillips, Graham Coughlan, Ryan Hall, JP Kalala, Kane Ferdinand, Jemal Johnson, Liam Dickinson and Neil Harris.

Subs: Anthony Grant (for Ferdinand); Lee Sawyer (for Johnson); Bilel Mohsni (for Phillips); Harry Crawford; Peter Gilbert; Allasane N’Diaye and Daniel Bentley.

LOST 3-4 on penalties

Southend: Dickinson (saved), Harris, Clohessy (both scored), Kalala saved
Hall scored.

Leyton Orient: Omozusi, Daniels, Chorley (all scored), Richardson saved
Cureton scored.

November 16th 2010

FA Cup 1st Round Replay

Southend United 2 (Simpson, Orr) MacclesfieldTown 2

Att: 2,194

Macclesfield 16-11-2010

Team: Glenn Morris, Sean Clohessy, Peter Gilbert, Bilel Mohsni, Luke Prosser, Josh Simpson, Anthony Grant, Craig Easton, Sofiene Zaaboub, Jack Midson and Barry Corr.

Subs: Antonio German (for Prosser); Blair Sturrock (for Midson); Ryan Hall (for Zaaboub); Louis Soares; Graham Coughlan; Lyle Della Verde and Rhys Evans.

LOST 3-5 on penalties

Chalmers, Barnett, Bencheriff, Reid, Brown all scored their penalties for Macclesfield. German netted our first, Corr blazed over, then Clohessy and Hall both scored their spot kicks.

August 31st 2010

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy 1st Round

Southend 0 Gillingham 0

Att:3,073

Gillingham 31-08-2010

Team: Rhys Evans, Josh Simpson, Peter Gilbert, Chris Barker, Bilel Mohsni, Adam Bouzid, Anthony Grant, Craig Easton, Ryan Hall, Blair Sturrock and Barry Corr.

Subs: Louis Soares (for Bouzid); Sofiene Zaaboub (for Hall); Matt Paterson (for Corr), Graham Coughlin and Glenn Morris.

WON 4-3 on penalties

Gillingham: S. Payne (saved); McCammon, Nutter, Maher (all scored), Spiller (over), J.Payne (saved).

Southend: Soares (scored), Easton (saved), Barker, Paterson (both scored), Grant (saved), Sturrock (scored)

September 4th 2007

LDV Trophy 1st Round

Southend United 2 (Foran, McCormack) Dagenham & Redbridge 2

Att:5,215

Dagenham 04-09-2007

Team: Steve Collis, Lewis Hunt, Adam Barrett, Peter Clarke, Garry Richards, Ritchie Foran, Nicky Bailey, Alan McCormack, Tommy Black, Matt Harrold and Eric Odiahambo.

Subs: Gary Hooper (for Odiahambo); Charlie McDonald (f0r Harrold); Franck Moussa; Simon Francis and Daryl Flahavan.

LOST 6-7 on penalties

Southend: Foran, Bailey, Hooper, MacDonald, McCormack (missed), Clarke, Black & Hunt (saved).

D&R: Rainford, Southam(both scored), Sloma (saved), Saunders, Moore, Okuonghae, Smith, Huke (all scored)

September 29th 2004

LDV Trophy 1st Round

Colchester United 1 Southend United 1 (Bramble)

Sent off: Bentley (Southend)

Att:3,469

Colchester 29-09-2004

Team: Daryl Flahavan, Duncan Jupp, Che Wilson, Andy Edwards, Adam Barrett, Mark Gower, Mark Bentley, Kevin Maher, Carl Pettefer, Tes Bramble and Wayne Gray.

Subs: Drewe Broughton (for Bramble); Lewis Hunt (for Jupp); Jim Corbett (for Gower); Michael Kightly and Nicky Nicolau.

WON 5-3 on penalties.

Gray, Hunt, Maher, Broughton and Corbett scored all five penalties for Southend.

For Colchester Keith, Watson, Danns (all scored), Brown (missed)

February 15th 1994

Anglo-Italian Cup semi-final

Notts County 1 Southend United 0 (1-1 on aggregate)

Att:5,485

Notts Co 15-02-94

Team: Paul Sansome, Garry Poole, Chris Powell, Phil Gridelet, Andy Edwards, Graham Bressington, Jonathan Hunt, Derek Payne, Gary Jones, Ricky Otto and Jason Lee.

Subs: Tommy Mooney (for Jones), Andy Sussex (for Payne) and Simon Royce.

LOST 3-4 on penalties

NottsCounty:
Phil Turner, Gary Lund, Andy Legg , Mark Draper (all scored), Meindert Dijkstra (saved)

Southend:
Gary Poole (saved), Andy Sussex, Tommy Mooney, Jonathan Hunt (all scored) Graham Bressington (missed)
 
Graham Bressington missing the vital spot kick for Southend. NottsCounty progressed to the Wembley final which they lost to Brescia.

Ten Aways

A random selection of 10 Southend United away programmes for no reason other that they are aesthetically pleasing or redolent of a by-gone era.

 Crystal Palace (a) 38-39

November 5th 1938

Crystal Palace 4 Southend United 3 (Trainer,Bell pen,Oswald)

Team: Ted Hankey, Jimmy Nelson, Dave Robinson, Arthur Harris, Charlie Jones, Bob Jackson, Len Bolan, Alf Smirk, Jack Trainer, Sid Bell and Robert Oswald.

Everton (a) 46-47

January 11th 1947

Everton 4 Southend United 2 (Thompson,Bennett)

Team: Ted Hankey, Tommy Linton, Frank Walton, Arthur Harris, Bob Jackson, Stan Montgomery, Joe Sibley, Alf Smirk, Cyril Thompson, Ken Bennett and Harry Lane.

Bournemouth (A) 47-48

Deceember 27th 1947

Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0 Southend United 1 (Dudley)

Team: Paddy Nash, Doug Beach, Tommy Linton, George Goodyear, Frank Sheard, Stan Montgomery, Harvey Pritchard, Frank Dudley, Cyril Thompson, Ken Bennett and Harry Lane.

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April 28th 1951

Nottingham Forest 3 Southend United 0

Team: Tommy Scannell, Joe Loughran, Sandy Anderson, Jack French, Frank Sheard, Jimmy Lawler, Joe Sibley, Jimmy McAlinden, Cyril Grant, Les Stubbs and Tommy Tippett.

Walsall (a) 53-54

April 19th 1954

Walsall 2 Southend United 0

Team: Harry Threadgold, Doug Young, Sandy Anderson, Jim Duthie, Jimmy Stirling, Frank Burns, Joe Sibley, Cyril Thompson, Roy Hollis, Ken Bainbridge and Jack McDonald.

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November 16th 1957

Trowbridge Town 0 Southend United 2 (Hollis 2)

Team: Harry Threadgold, Arthur Williamson, Sandy Anderson, Lou Costello, Jimmy Stirling, Ray Smith, Errol Crossan, Sammy McCrory, Roy Hollis, Kevin Baron and John McGuigan.

Liverpool (a) 57-58

January 4th 1958

Liverpool 1 Southend United 1 (McGuigan)

Team: Harry Threadgold, Arthur Williamson, Sandy Anderson, Jim Duthie, Jimmy Stirling, Ray Smith, Errol Crossan, Sammy McCrory, Roy Hollis, Kevin Baron and John McGuigan.

Shrews (a) 57-58

Normally Shrewsbury programmes were blue, but they changed this one in support of the Manchester United Munich Air Crash Disaster Fund.

March 15th 1957

Shrewsbury Town 1 Southend United 1 (Hollis)

Team: Harry Threadgold, Arthur Williamson, Sandy Anderson, Willie Morrison, Jimmy Stirling, Ray Smith, Duggie Price, Sammy McCrory, Roy Hollis, Kevin Baron and John McGuigan.

Accrington (a) 58-59   

October 17th 1958

Accrington Stanley 3 Southend United 0

Team: Brian Ronson, Arthur Williamson, Sandy Anderson, Willie Morrison, Lou Costello, John Duffy, Duggie Price, Sammy McCrory, Roy Hollis, Jimmy Thomson and Bill Punton.

Soton (a) 58-59

March 14th 1959

Southampton 3 Southend United 2 (Houghton,Stenhouse)

Team: Brian Ronson, Arthur Williamson, John Duffy, Willie Morrison, Alan Dicks, Lou Costello, Alec Stenhouse, Sammy McCrory, Roy Hollis, Bud Houghton and Bill Punton.

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March 14th 1962

Bradford Park Avenue 4 Southend United 0

Team: Harry Threadgold, Jimmy Shiels, Sandy Anderson, Tony Bentley, Peter Watson, Norman Lee, Peter Corthine, Ray Smith, Ken Jones, John McKinven and Bobby Kellard.