GOAL FLASH!

Southend United 1-0 Altrincham

(35′ mins); Sam Dalby almost profited from some hesitant defending involving Toby Mullarkey and Alty keeper, Tony Thompson. But ten minutes before the interval, Southend snatched the lead. Nathan Ralph was on hand to bundle just over the line after Thompson appeared to spill Tom Clifford’s corner.

Brian Jeeves

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