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Final Third Development League: Southern Cup Final - Swindon Town v Southend United

25 April 2016

Southend United and Swindon Town will meet on Tuesday to contest the Final Third Development League Southern Cup Final.

Both teams progressed after winning their respective groups earlier in the season.

There were four teams in each with only the winner booking their place in the final, which will be played at the County Ground on Tuesday 26th April at 2pm.

Southend's development squad, managed by Kevin Maher, beat AFC Wimbledon 5-3 and Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 and, although they were defeated 1-0 by Luton Town, they topped the group by virtue of having scored more goals.  

As for Swindon, they progressed due to a superior goal difference having also won two of their three group games.

The Robins beat Plymouth Argyle 4-1 thanks to goals from Jon Obika (2) and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, and also clinched a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers. 

They lost 2-0 to Newport County but had done enough to book their place in the Final against the Blues. 

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