‘Knew he was worth all the stress’ – These Southend fans hail the striker that downed Millwall

Southend United registered a win in their pre-season encounter with Millwall last night, but they left it late to force the 2-1 victory.

A relatively strong Millwall side took the lead through a fortuitous own goal, a Harry Lennon clearance hitting Nathan Ralph and looping into the net.

With little time left the Shrimpers threw on journeyman Theo Robinson. He’s been an outcast at Roots Hall, spending the latter stages of last season on loan with Swindon in League Two.

Within minutes, he turned the game on its head; his leveller a wonderful strike worthy of winning any competitive match, let alone equalising in a meaningless friendly.

Seconds later Brandon Goodship delivered a corner and the striker nodded home from close range to delight the 2,000 strong crowd.

It wasn’t a competitive fixture, but it was a morale-boosting win for Southend after a season of struggle last time out. they only just avoided relegation on the final day of the season, having sacked Chris Powell following a complete collapse.

Perhaps Kevin Bond will see the value in Robinson, with both Phil Brown and Powell largely overlooking the former Watford, Wealdstone, Hereford United, Huddersfield Town, Millwall, Derby County, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United, Motherwell, Port Vale, Lincoln City and Swindon Town man (we did say his was a journeyman, just backing up that claim).


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