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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Roberts.
Shot by Gary Roberts.
Unfair challenge on Ben Coker by Gary Roberts results in a free kick.
Barry Corr is ruled offside.
Header at goal by Liam Cooper goes over the frame of the goal.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts.
Eoin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Prosser.
Freddy Eastwood is brought on as a substitute for Michael Timlin.
Header at goal by Ian Evatt misses to the right.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line.
Free kick crossed by Dan Gardner.
Cauley Woodrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Drew Talbot.
Adam Thompson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Adam Thompson on Nathan Smith, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Nathan Smith fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick.
Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Ben Coker.
Cauley Woodrow on for Anthony Straker.
Marc Richards leaves the field to be replaced by Eoin Doyle.
Liam Cooper goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Liam Cooper on Ryan Leonard, free kick awarded.
Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
Gary Roberts fouled by Anthony Straker, the ref awards a free kick.
Penalty taken by Marc Richards saved by Daniel Bentley. Southend 3-0 Chesterfield.
Kevan Hurst gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts.
Luke Prosser takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Morsy on Ryan Leonard.
Dan Gardner is brought on as a substitute for Ollie Banks.
Sam Morsy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Daniel Bentley catches the ball.
Free kick crossed by Gary Roberts.
Adam Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts.
Barry Corr slots the ball right footed into the goal. Southend 3-0 Chesterfield.Assist by Adam Thompson.
Ryan Leonard grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Southend 2-0 Chesterfield.Michael Timlin provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst.
James O'Shea goes off and Armand Gnanduillet comes on.
Shot by Kevan Hurst missed to the left of the net.
Shot by Gary Roberts cleared the crossbar.
Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick crossed by Ben Coker.
Ryan Leonard fouled by Jimmy Ryan, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Anthony Straker results in a free kick.
Anthony Straker takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
The second half begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
Anthony Straker takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Roberts.
Corner taken by Anthony Straker from the right by-line.
Adam Thompson on for Luke O'Neill.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr.
Corner taken by Ben Coker.
Barry Corr produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Ollie Banks.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Barry Corr.
Free kick taken by Jimmy Ryan.
Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Luke Prosser results in a free kick.
Kevan Hurst grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Southend 1-0 Chesterfield.Assist on the goal came from Anthony Straker.
Foul by Ryan Leonard on Jimmy Ryan, free kick awarded.
Luke O'Neill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts.
Will Atkinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Jimmy Ryan takes a shot.
Barry Corr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Evatt.
Barry Corr challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The official flags Barry Corr offside.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Corr on Liam Cooper.
Ben Coker takes the free kick.
Drew Talbot concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Straker.
Luke O'Neill takes the free kick.
Sam Morsy challenges Michael Timlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The match begins.
White out for Shrimpers
Skipper John White continues to miss out as Southend play host to promotion rivals Chesterfield.
The right-back sat out of last weekend's 1-1 draw at Plymouth due to a shoulder injury sustained in the club's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Millwall and is likely to remain sidelined for at least another couple of weeks.
Boss Phil Brown is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns as his fifth-placed side look for a victory which would see them leapfrog the third-placed Spireites.
The likes of Adam Thompson, Marc Laird, Cauley Woodrow and Freddy Eastwood are all available should Brown opt to make changes.
Sam Hird and Ian Evatt return from suspension to give Chesterfield boss Paul Cook a full squad to choose from.
With Hird and Evatt serving one-match bans, Liam Cooper and Matty Brown formed the Spireites' central-defensive partnership for the first time in a competitive fixture against Bury last weekend as Cook's men kept a clean sheet in a 4-0 victory.
Striker Marc Richards (hamstring), midfielders Sam Morsy (knee) and Jimmy Ryan (shoulder) and winger Gary Roberts (hamstring) all started against the Shakers after recovering from injuries, giving the manager a selection headache ahead of Saturday's game in Essex.
"We've got everyone fit and available and we can't wait. But that means some lads won't make the bench, and I'm not looking forward to that," said Cook.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
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