SOUTHEND United’s under 23 side suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at Ipswich Town yesterday.

But Blues coach Danny Heath felt his produced a pleasing performance.

“It was a good performance from the lads,” said Heath.

“Ipswich scored from their one really good opportunity in the second half, a strike from point blank range.

“We created loads of opportunities and the Ipswich goalkeeper needed to make four very good saves to deny us.”

Southend United: Seaden, Crowhurst, Clayden, Wallace, Fallows, Howard, Benton, Coker, Egbri, Kinali, Anyadike.

Subs: Purcell,Quamina, Lambourne, Mitchell Nelson, Reeve & Garzon