Blues begin pre-season schedule with win at Wakering.
A second half penalty from winger Brandon Scott proved the difference in an evenly contested pre-season fridnly at Great Wakering Rovers on Wednesday evening.
Blues ran out 1-0 winners in the end, with Scott tucking home, under tgoalkeeper Adam Seal following a handball in the Wakering box.
The hosts had chances themselves, and in the early stages, Adam Cleaver headed wide after a cross from the right.
Scott forced Seal into a good stop moments later, whilst Jordan Williams was on hand to head a powerful effort off the line, following a good Wakering set piece routine.
Freddie Gard tried his luck just before half time, but we got to the break with chances at a premium.
However, after the interval, the game livened up.
Blues goalkeeper Josh Bexon was on hand to push a strike away for a corner before then tipping over a header from a Wakering defender.
And soon after, Blues got their match-winning moment, when Scott saw his effort blocked with a hand, he calmly stepped up to score from the spot.
Both sides had half-chances to add to the scoreline, but a succession of substitutes for both teams meant the game failed to flow in the latter stages.
Nevertheless, Blues begin pre-season with a win, with a trip to Braintree Town next up on Friday.
Blues starting XI: Bexon; Jordan Williams, Matsuzaka, Coutts, Adeyeye; Scott, Gard, Bridge (c), Cotton, Keating; Jason Williams