We should have been two up after 20 minutes.
They missed a penalty (Great save from Kevin), only for the Ref after a long while decided it should be taken again and their player cleared the bar by 10 yards.
We scored after 41 minutes after a defence splitting pass from little Mo and a well taken goal by Manny.
Southend hit the post twice and scored from a short corner after the ball was not cleared before
their centre half smashed it in from 6 yards.
It could have finished 5-5 with all the chances there were.
We gave the ball away too much, although it was a very bumpy pitch and extremely hot.
Overall not a bad start and plenty of promise, but it will be a very different challenge against barking on Wednesday.