Hertford came to us for one of last seasons warm up games so we visited them this year. It was a good opportunity to introduce our new signings.
As usual the game was played in four quarters with about 40 players from both sides given the chance to show off their skills.
Despite having to soak up a lot of pressure from the home side the first session finished with Southend two try's to one up.
With some changes for the second quarter they extended their lead to four try's to two with some nice coherent moves.
The strength in the squads became apparent the longer the afternoon drew on and Southend won with a convincing eight try's to two win.
Some good performances from some of the new lads brooks well for the remaining games when some more of our experienced players will also be available for the second warm up game away to Leicester Lions.