h4>Ferrybank 1; Southend United 1
A late strike from Southend United defender Darragh Corcoran earned his side a share of the spoils in this keenly fought encounter with Ferrybank at a sun drenched Village Grounds last Saturday morning.
The home side went in front in the first half and although they missed a couple of chances to increase their lead before Southend scored it would be fair to say that a draw was probably the most fairest result at the final whistle.
That said, the visitors did have a couple of opportunities to win it in the dying minutes but they couldn’t take one of the two chances that fell their way and it was a happy Ferrybank side that left the field at full time.
Ferrybank keeper Paul Dooley came to his side’s rescue with the first real attack on six minutes when Justin Croke set up Vaughan Myler but the netminder stood tall to save and from the rebound.
Myler had a shot blocked on the line by defender Gavin Grant before Ferrybank’s Jack Frisby went close with a shot from distance after 11 minutes after getting on the end of a loose clearance, with Ben Murray got down low to save.
Dooley was at his very best to deny Southend’s Justin Croke the lead goal less than five minutes later when the latter got on the end of a pass from Brandon Mylett but the Ferrybank keeper got down low to save before Daniel Omeorit fired the rebound into the side netting.`
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