CHRIS Wreh was proud to help Southend United pick up a point at Solihull Moors on Saturday.

The summer signing fired home an impressive second half equaliser to secure the Shrimpers a 1-1 draw.

And the forward, who joined from Banbury United, was thrilled to fire home his first goal at National League level.

“On a personal level it was very good and I’m happy to be off the mark,” said Wreh.

“It’s a proud moment and hopefully I can get more.

“As a team I think we deserved to win the game.

“Their keeper pulled off some good saves and with another five or 10 minutes I think we could’ve won it.

“But hopefully we can push on and build on this now.”

Blues, who were beaten by Boreham Wood on the opening day, went behind early on at Solihull with Andrew Dallas putting last season’s play-off finalists in front.

However, Wreh levelled in the second half as he latched onto a pass from Callum Powell before curling home an excellent left foot shot from just outside the penalty area.

“I was just surprised Callum passed it back to me,” laughed Wreh.

“It’s something we’ve kind of been working on though.

“That throw in was from the training ground and everyone is really pleased because for it to come off straight away is good for the coaching team.

“Daz (Darren Currie) and I have been working closely in regards to work inside the box and finishing so that was a bit of a thank you for the help today too.”

But it was far from easy in the warm conditions.

“It’s the toughest conditions I’ve played in in my career and lots of the players were saying the same,” said Wreh.

“It was really, really hot from the start all the way to the end and there was no wind but you just have to do what you’ve got to do.

“Our belief is always there and the squad is really, really good too.

“Now we’re looking forward to another tough game at Halifax on Tuesday.”


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