Another iconic image from Blues' history...
During the close season, we will be bringing you some historic images throughout Southend United's history.
Every Thursday will see a different image uploaded from a memorable game, moment or event.
In the 1940s and 1950s, reserve matches were nearly as popular with the fans as first team games.
When the first team were away on a Saturday, the reserves would be at home and the ground would be packed, especially if the opponents were of the marquee-type, such as Arsenal.
Here, the enormous crowd watch as Southend United goalkeeper Ted Hankey deals with an opponent of a different sort.