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Stoke squander chances

Stoke City
1 - 1

Britannia Stadium

03/02/07 3pm

Attendance: 23,017


Over 23,000 saw the Potters repeat their performance against Ipswich in midweek and failed to capitalise on a first half goal from Ricardo Fuller, allowing Southend to equalise with only five minutes remaining.

Stoke City: Simonsen, Hoefkens, Fortune, Higginbotham, Griffin (Wilkinson 46), Lawrence, Russell, Diao, Hendrie, Sidibe, Fuller.
Subs not used: Hoult, Eustace, Pericard, Martin.

Booked: Hendrie, Diao, Griffin, Russell.

Goals: Fuller 31.

Southend: Flahavan, Francis, Clarke, Sodje, Hammell (Foran 21), Campbell-Ryce, Hunt, Maher, Gower, Eastwood, Bradbury (Harrold 80).
Subs Not Used: Welch, Hooper, Moussa.Booked: Clarke, Francis, Hunt.

Goals: Eastwood 86.

Star Player

Danny Higginbotham fully deserved the sponsors' man of the match award. His first match as full captain showed that he has the authority manner some said Michael Duberry lacked.

Lee Hendrie, after a lacklustre first half and his first start since his first loan period ended in the New Year, improved significantly in the second half and was unlikely not to get his name on the score sheet.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Monday February 5 2007
Time: 8:14AM

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