2019/20 Opposition Guide: Southend United

Ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaign, bwfc.co.uk will profile each of Wanderers' opponents.

In our latest article, we have Southend United...

Nickname: The Shrimpers

Founded: 1906

Stadium: Roots Hall

Capacity: 12, 392

2018/19 Finish: 19th in League One

2018/19 Top Scorer: Simon Cox, 17 goals in all competitions

Manager: Kevin Bond

Distance From The University Of Bolton Stadium: 246 miles

Getting To The Ground

By Car: From M25 take Junction 29 and follow the A127 to Southend. Continue towards the town centre, through the lights. At the next roundabout turn right (3rd turning), continuing on the A127. The ground is on the right just past the next traffic lights. 

By Train 

The closest station to the ground is Prittlewell on the Abellio Greater Anglia service, which is about a five minute walk away. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street. As you exit the station turn right, you will then come to a crossroads with traffic lights. On your right is the ‘Fish House’, fish and chip shop. Pass this and turn right. Walk about 100 yards and the ground is tucked away on your left. Other stations in Southend include Southend Victoria (Abellio Greater Anglia), Southend Central (C2C) and Southend East (C2C).

For information regarding any scheduled engineering works which could affect travel on the C2C line click here.

Club Address:
Roots Hall Football Stadium

Victoria Ave,



Head to Head: Wanderers and Southend have met 18 times, with the first meeting taking place in 1972.

In the Whites last game against the Shrimpers in 2017, it finished as a 1-0 victory at Roots Hall, as an injury time winner from Mark Beevers secured all three points for Phil Parkinson’s men.

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