E's 6-0 Southend Manor
E's began without the services of Danny Gabriel ,Steve Wright was rested to the bench to give young Alfie Brincat a game , Chris Green returned to the squad and Leon King made his first start on the bench.
E's had to wait until the 5th minute to have a shot at Adam Seal's goal but Jack Coomes layoff to Paul Marin was wasted when he spooned it well over the bar. The next chance arrived for E's when Paul Oshin's effort was deflected wide 11 mins . A shout for a handball in Southend's box was waved away by Referee Mr Grote 14 mins . A good clearence from Southend's Jon Wheatstone cut out Lee Benmore's precision cross 17 mins . A great run by Deniz Mehmet down the flank but his cross went behind the E's forwards that were waiting along the six yard box 18 mins . On 20 mins E's persistance paid off with the opening goal , From Lee Benmore's corner Paul Oshin rose between Jon Wheatstone and Andy Merry to head firmly home via the underside of Adam Seal's crossbar 1-0 E's .
With E's very much in charge Paul Oshin almost added to the score again with a fine run and shot which came crashing back off Adam Seal's post 25mins. Lee Benmore puts over yet another corner and Wes Borghys sneaked in at the back post but his low shot was blocked by a mass of Southend players 28mins. Kieron Woodward forces his way through on 36 mins but his shot is inches wide . Southend came back into the match although Alfie Brincat had still to make a serious save ! Dan Stanley's freekick was met by Jon Wheatstone but his header was blocked 39mins. A good try by Southend's Chris Baddley was deflected for a corner 43 mins. H/T
2nd half .... (E's sub Chris Green on for Paul Oshin ) E's Increased the lead seconds from the restart as Adilson Lopes won a header which Sherwin Stanley chased with Southend keeper Adam Seal looking favourite to clear Sherwin managed to muscle past him and blast the ball home from a tight angle 2-0 E's . Two Minutes later it was 3-0 as Sherwin Stanley slipped a peach of a ball through to Neil Hughes who thumped it past Adam Seal 48 mins. Lee Benmore puts over a great cross but again nobody can tap it home 49mins. But a minute later Deniz Mehmet sends over a cross from the touchline inch perfect to Neil Hughes who met it supurbley 4-0 E's 50mins.
(Southend double subs Dave Tubbs & Aaron Baldwin on for Mike Trenkell & Welcome Mishali And E's sub Shaun Clarke on for Sherwin Stanley 51mins) Dave Tubbs heads wide for Southend 52 mins. (E's sub Leon King on for Neil Hughes 53 mins) Leon King was into the action almost straight away heading Lee Benmore's umpteenth corner wide 58 mins . Shaun Clarke fires one over the top 62 mins. Deniz Mehmet's shot was well blocked 65 mins ,But on 66 mins E's were even furthur ahead as Lee Benmore's corner is partially cleared and Jack Coomes shot from 18 yards took a deflection past the rooted to the spot Adam Seal 5-0 E's . A good run from Leon King finds space for a shot but its wide 68 mins. Jack Coomes finds himself booked for dissent 79 mins. Southend almost pull a goal back on 81 mins as a deep cross is headed back across goal by Dave Coulson but Dan Stanley's shot comes back off the crossbar from two yards ! . Alfie Brincat made a save from Dave Tubbs 83 mins and Chris Baddley fires wide 85 mins. But on 87 mins the moment of the match as Kieron Woodward collects the ball 40 yards out and weaves his way past several challenges before blasting past Adam Seal 6-0 E's .... Referee Mr Grote blew up right on time.
E's. 1 Alfie Brincat 2 Paul Marin 3 Kieron Woodward 4 Paul Oshin 5 Wes Borghys 6 Adilson Lopers 7 Deniz Mehmet 8 Jack Coomes 9 Sherwin Stanley 10 Neil Hughes 11 Lee Benmore subs 12 Neal Seon 14 Shaun Clarke 15 Chris Green 16 Leon King 17 Steve Wright
Southend Manor .1 Adam Seal 2 Martin Fiander 3 Craig Davies 4 Jason Jay 5 Andy Merry 6 Jonathan Wheatstone 7 Dan Stanley 8 Chris Baddley 9 Dave coulson 10 Mike Trenkell 11 Welcome Mishali subs 12 Churchill Titor 14 Wilf Msiska 15 Dave Tubbs 16 David Manda 17 Aaron Baldwin .. Att 70