SOUTHEND Manor recorded a 4-1 win over Essex Olympian Premier League side Shenfield as they continue their preparations for the Essex Senior League campaign.

A Max Omango brace, along with goals from Grant Frances and Jordan Chambers, allowed Manor to come out on top.

And boss Adam Peek was full of praise for Omango, who is the son of new club owner Jerry Omango.

Peek said: “Max was at Tottenham Hotspur until he was 16, but he missed out on a professional contract there and I think he fell out of the game a bit.

“He is a very good footballer and it’s great to have him with us.

“Max is a midfielder with lots of energy and bags of ability.

“I think he will play a big role for us in the upcoming season.”

Omango gave Manor a seventh minute lead by slotting home after a fine team move.

But Shenfield restored parity as an unmarked Jordan Elliott headed home close to the hour mark.

However, two goals in the final 15 minutes allowed Manor to emerge victorious.

An impressive 30-yard free-kick from Frances found the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar before Chambers added his name to the scoresheet five minutes later.

And Peek felt the Essex Senior League side’s performance was pleasing.

“It was a very positive performance,” added the Manor chief.

“When you are putting a squad of 17 players together and only three were at the club last season, you don’t know what you are going to get.

“The players showed a good attitude and desire.

“It feels like I have got a good group of players and we were really strong for the first 60 minutes.

“We tired a little bit but then scored two goals in the last 15 minutes.

“Some of the new boys have impressed me and we created lots of chances which we failed to take.”

And Manor are preparing for their next test tomorrow.

“We’re playing Gas Recreation, who have won the Essex & Suffolk Combination League title in each of the last two seasons,” confirmed Peek.

“We have some injury problems, but it will be a good test for us.”