A13 derby

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Template:Infobox sports rivalry The A13 derby is a term used to describe matches between Leyton Orient and Southend United. The name refers to the road connecting Southend in south-east Essex to east-London. The most recent meeting between the teams was on 4 October 2016 in the EFL Trophy at Roots Hall. Southend won the game 1-0.[1]

The rivalry came about due to a period of time when the Essex club were Orient's geographically closest league rivals between 1998 and 2005. Although the games between the two teams are eagerly anticipated by both sets of fans and Southend are considered as Orient's main rivals, the Shrimpers would see the London club as secondary rivals behind Colchester United due to geographical and historical reasons.

Southend beat Orient in the 2012–13 Football League Trophy Southern Area Final to book a place at Wembley in the final against Crewe Alexandra. Southend won 1–0 at Brisbane Road in the first leg of the area final and drew 2–2 at Roots Hall in the second leg, winning 3–2 on aggregate,[2] despite being in a lower division than Orient at the time.

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