Billericay Town vs Southend United...
Blues’ pre-season continues this evening as they travel to The Steel Team Stadium to take on National League South side Billericay Town in their second warm-up game ahead of the new season.
Southend began pre-season with a 2-0 defeat against Championship side Reading in a behind-closed-doors game on Saturday which boss Kevin Bond described as a “good exercise” for his side.
And Blues will look to build their fitness further against a Billericay side that started their pre-season off with a 3-1 win on Sunday in a charity match for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.
Goals from Jake Robinson, Adam Cunnington and new signing Jordan Parkes was enough for Billericay to beat an All-Star XI which included the likes of Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy.
Billericay Town: WLLWWL
Southend United: LWLWDL
Blues fans will get their first opportunity to see new signings Mark Milligan and Brandon Goodship in action after the two new boys both started Saturday’s behind-closed-doors game against Reading.
A more familiar face to Southend fans that’s likely to feature will be John White who signed a one-year contract extension on Monday and is fit to play this evening.
However, striker Simon Cox and midfielders Luke Hyam and Timothee Dieng will miss out as they continue to nurse injuries picked up in recent weeks.
One of four Billericay new boys this summer, Jordan Parkes, will look to add to the goal he picked up on Sunday as the former Hemel Hempstead striker tries to further impress his new employers.
Fellow new recruits Ben Nunn, Ronnie Henry and Josh Urquhart are all also likely to feature for the non-league side as Harry Wheeler’s team prepares for another crack at the National League South.
Tickets can be bought from the Billericay Town club website or on the gate on the day for the prices shown below: