Ty Gooden scored the only goal of the game on 40 minutes heading home a great cross from Neil Midgley...I think! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Carl Emberson was on form to deny Lee Boylan & Jeff Minton prior to the goal who could've easily trebled the scoreline.
Southend I feel could've had a penalty shout in the first half for shirt pulling.
Good to see Micky 'Big Dave' Bennett back in Midfield, playing quite well for only his first game of the new season.
Second half Canvey lost their width and Southend gained the advantage but they couldn't find their shooting boots. Drew Broughton being on particularly poor form missing at least three good chances.
Gulls Captain Ben Chenery blocked both of Southend Utd's best chance acting as the kamikazee man for their second effort.
With only 5 minutes to go Steve Parmenter, a sub himself replacing Micky Bennett on 67 minutes, and Drew Broughton were forced to be substituted after a bit of fisty-cuffs in the middle of the park. Parm's substitute - Kevin Dobinson picked up Canvey's first booking of the season three minutes later when tempers flared again.
Despite everything being thrown at them Canvey managed to hold out for their first win of the Pre-season and if we keep performing like we did today. I can safely say now that this season is going to be a good one...
__________________- Potter -
_____- Protheroe - Chenery - Cowan - Duffy -
_- Midgley - Kennedy - Minton - Bennett - Gooden -
__________________- Boylan -
___________________- Harrison -
____- Protheroe - Chenery - Cowan - Davidson -
__________- Kennedy - Minton - Dobinson -
__- Midgley -__________________________- Gooden -
___________________- Boylan -
Next Match: 29th July 2003, Gillingham at Park Lane. 7:30pm <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Matt CIFC <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />