Southend United 1-0 Wrexham

(26′ mins): The visitors made much of the early running. Blues goalkeeper, Steve Arnald thwarted James Jones at the foot of an upright – Blues reliant on energy and effort as the Welshmen looked to stretch the contest with a crisp, direct approach. But it was Southend who sprung out to devastating effect.

Sam Dalby arrived unchallenged to nod a delicious Harry Phillips centre beyond Wrexham stopper, Rob Lainton – Blues ahead with their first meaningful foray forward.

Brian Jeeves

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