SOUTHEND United’s under 23 side continued their pre-season schedule with a 3-2 win against Brentwood Town.

Richard Taylor and Eren Kinali were both on target for Blues along with a trialist who came off the bench to score.

And Shrimpers coach Dave Huzzey was pleased to see his side finding a way to win the game.

“The first half was very good and we went 2-0 up,” said Huzzey.

“We did well technically and tactically and didn’t allow the game to get too physical because of that.

“But credit to Brentwood in the second half because they were on top for a good half an hour or so after that and got back level.

“We were on the back foot but I was happy to see us come through that and then come back to find a way to win it.”

Southend United: Seaden, Howard, Osimeh, Mukena, Mitchell-Nelson, Taylor, Kinali, Anderson, Acquah, Rush, Egbri