Who knows, it might have been different if Michael Palmers 5th minute shot had gone in but with the goalkeeper beaten it struck the post and was cleared. Ten minutes later a defensive mistake gave Sokretez the lead through Kieron Ellis. This unsettled the Shrimpers and Sokretez’s sharp finishing saw them add further quick goals through Kevin Coyle and Aaron Keerney. Further goals by these two players gave Sokretez an unassailable 5-0 half time lead.
The Shrimpers put up a better performance in the second half with Luke Good showing up well in midfield. Ellis and Coyle went on to complete hat tricks before Lewis Wood
scored a consolation goal for the Shrimpers, his 23rd of the season.