Blues edge it thanks to Clark strike

Southend United v FC Halifax Town – Vanarama National League – Roots Hall Stadium – Report

Southend United 1-0 FC Halifax Town

An early goal from loanee, Kenny Clark ensured Southend United a second-successive Vanarama National League victory as promotion-hopefuls, FC Halifax Town were sent spinning at Roots Hall Stadium.

Clark supplied the finishing touch to a corner routine fashioned by Jack Bridge and Noor Husin.

Halifax stopper, Sam Johnson saved from Sam Dalby as the Blues threatened to double their advantage before the break. Matty Warburton had gone close for the visitors in the opening stages.

Tyrell Warren and Warburton went close as Halifax stepped up their attempts to salvage the contest. However, Kevin Maher’s men held firm to record their fifteenth victory of the campaign.

Southend United return to Vanarama National League action on Tuesday, April 26 when Boreham Wood visit Roots Hall Stadium (7:45pm).

Southend United: Arnold, Hobson, Bridge (Dunne 77’), Dalby, Gubbins, Neal, Clark (Kensdale 46’), Demetriou (Capt), Davies, Husin (Atkinson 28’), Cardwell Subs not used: Powell, Dennis

FC Halifax Town: Johnson, Senior, Summerfield, Debrah, Green, Warburton (Dearnley 85’), Waters, Gilmour (Stenson 63’), Warren, Slew, Maher (Capt) (Spence 71’) Subs not used: McDonagh, Thomas

Referee: Robert Massey-Ellis

Assistants: Jeffrey Aldous and Robert Evans

Fourth Official: Craig Green

Brian Jeeves

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