The pre-season fixtures got underway with a trip to Southend Manor The game was also The Mandy Mount Memorial Trophy raising money for St. Francis Hospice in memory of a Southend Manor supporter and sponsor.
After the game Mark Stimson said "We played our first pre season game away at Southend Manor. It was a very warm day, we took 22 players and everyone got some minutes. In the first half we played some really good football and were 3-0 up at half time. With all the changes and Southend Manor playing well in the second half we didn't score and in the end we came away with a 3-1 score line and a very good work out."
There is a match report here
Updated 19:50 - 9 Jul 2017 by Mike Tongue