Trialists on target as Blues are held at Kettering

Kettering Town v Southend United – Lattimer Park – Friendly Match – Report

Kettering Town 2-2 Southend United

Trialists, Ibby Akanbi and Chris Wreh did their utmost to impress Southend United boss, Kevin Maher, by scoring in a 2-2 draw with Kettering Town at Lattimer Park.

Sam Bennett drilled the Poppies into a twentieth-minute lead. However, Akanbi swiftly levelled the score after Wood had fashioned an opening for the youthful Blues line-up.

Wreh appeared to have won it for the Blues with an angled finish. But the home side had the final say. Richard-Noel with a crisp strike for the hosts.

Southend United return to pre-season action on Tuesday, July 19 when they face old adversaries, Colchester United at the JobServe Community Stadium (7:30pm).

Brian Jeeves