The Bees will look to return to winning ways – when hosting Southend United in the Vanarama National League on Easter Monday (15:00 KO).
This Match Preview contains all the important information you need to know ahead of kick-off.
Tickets for our clash against the Shrimpers will be available to buy online up until kick-off.
Once purchased, supporters will receive an e-ticket to their registered email address – which can be scanned from a mobile device or printed out for entry into the stadium.
Click HERE to secure your seat.
Adult – £22
Concessions* – £14
Under 17 – £5
*Concessions are those over 65 and under 21, tickets checks will be in operation at the turnstiles.
Have a ‘Drink On Us’
We’re continuing to offer Season Membership Card Holders a ‘Drink On Us’ ahead of all Vanarama National League fixtures at The Hive London.
Supporters must arrive at Legends Bar no later than an hour before kick-off, where you will be asked to scan your card to receive your FREE drink!
The bar will be open from 13:30 on matchday.
Nickname: The Shrimpers
Stadium: Roots Hall (12,392 capacity)
Manager: Kevin Maher
Top Scorer: Sam Dalby (9 goals)
League Position: 14th
IN: Leon Davies (Cambridge United), Noor Husin (Dartford FC), Callum Powell (Kettering Town), Harry Cardwell (Chorley FC), Ollie Kensdale (Concord Rangers), Jack Wood (Kings Langley), Joe Gubbins (Queens Park Rangers, loan), Kenny Clark (Dagenham & Redbridge, loan), Harrison Neal (Sheffield United, loan).
OUT: Nathan Ferguson (Wealdstone FC), Louis Walsh (Barnet FC), Charlie Sayers (Tottenham Hotspur), John White (Wimborne Town, loan), Josh Coulson (King’s Lynn Town, loan), Ashley Nathaniel-George (Ebbsfleet United, loan), Rob Howard (FC Farnborough, loan), Eren Kinali (Hendon FC, loan), Miles Mitchell-Nelson (East Thurrock United, loan), Matt Rush (Chelmsford City, loan), Terrell Egbri (FC Farnborough, loan), Zak Brunt (Sheffield United), Kacper Lopata (Sheffield United), Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka (Sunderland AFC), Hamzad Kargbo (Queens Park Rangers).
LAST TIME OUT
Dagenham & Redbridge 7 – 3 Bees
Vanarama National League
Bees: Jake Askew, Jordan Thomas (Teddy Howe 85’), Ben Richards-Everton, Ross Marshall, Daniel Powell, Ephron Mason-Clark, Reiss Greenidge, Wes Fonguck (Adam Marriott 85’), Harry Taylor ©, Ryan De Havilland (Rob Hall 85’), Reece Grego-Cox. Subs (not used): Aymen Azaze, Louis Walsh.
Southend United 0 – 1 Wealdstone
Vanarama National League
Southend: Steve Arnold, Shaun Hobson, Jack Bridge (Jack Wood 78’), Callum James Powell (Sam Dalby 85’), Thomas Clifford, Joe Gubbins (Matthew Dennis 71’), Harrison Neal, Kenny Clark, Jason Demetriou ©, Noor Husin, Harry Cardwell. Subs (not used): James Dunne, Ollie Kensdale.
Kevin Maher began his playing career at Tottenham Hotspur before a free transfer took him to Southend United in 1998.
The 45-year-old was at Roots Hall for 10 years before playing for the likes of Oldham Athletic, Gillingham and Dagenham & Redbridge.
Maher’s first coaching role came at the Shrimpers in 2015 as the Under 21 and Under 23 Manager.
He then spent three spells as a caretaker manager, one with Chelmsford City and two for Bristol Rovers before returning to Southend again in October 2021 as Head Coach.
ONE TO WATCH
Jason Demetriou is a product of Leyton Orient’s academy and he made his senior debut for the club in November 2006.
After over 150 appearances during five years with the club the 34-year-old departed for AEK Larnaca in order to be eligible to play for his national team, Cyprus.
The defender returned to England in 2015 to play for Walsall before joining Southend United in 2016 which is where he has been ever since.
Referee: Elliott Swallow
Assistant Referee: Jack Clench
Assistant Referee: Grzegorz Kornasiewicz
Fourth Official: Matthew Norton
COME ON YOU BEES!