Date: 31st July 2015 at 9:18am
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The results for Southend have been a little erratic this summer, however a win against Charlton on Tuesday was a good way to move the Shrimpers a step closer to the League 1 season, which gets underway in just over a week.

What happens, results wise, in pre-season isn’t really that important but wins will always be wanted and this was something the Blues managed at Roots Hall on Tuesday when they saw of Championship side Charlton two-one.

A lead went the Blues way when summer arrival, following his exit from Ipswich having stepped up to the Championship from League 1 previously with Colchester, Wordsworth scored on the half hour.

It was a short lived lead however, Ahearne-Grant linked up with Kennedy and he soon equalised for the Addicks as he beat Smith to make it one-one, which is how the half ended.

Charlton substitute ‘keeper Mitov had made some good saves, when he couldn’t sufficiently clear to danger another effort from former Charlton man Weston it was Worrall who crossed back into the box for ex-Leyton Orient striker Mooney, another facing a former side in the Addicks too, that scored with a header to make it two-one to Southend.

Southend XI: T. Smith; White, Bolger, Prosser, Coker; Atkinson (Deegan – 69`), Leonard, Wordsworth, Worrall (Hurst – 75`); Weston; Mooney (Payne – 77`).
Unused Subs: P. Smith; Barrett, Timlin.

Among those watching on from the stands was transfer target Hunt, the former Reading and Leeds forward, a free agent after his release by Ipswich, has been someone Brown’s been looking to bring to the Blues for several weeks.

Talks are ongoing but he was in attendance, along with Horton who Brown’s keen to become part of his coaching set up as well.

Will Hunt, or anyone else, be confirmed before Orient come to Roots Hall on Sunday for the final match of pre-season? This is something that’ll be found out soon enough when a decision is made once and for all….


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