The final volley from Nathan Ralph secured a 1-1 draw for Southend United at Croley Town this afternoon.
Shrimpers seemed to be heading for a sixth defeat in the legacy with Ashley Nadeson firing ahead of the hosts.
But Ralph’s impressive effort, five minutes from time, picked up the first point of the season on the side of Mark Molesley.
Crowley entered the right side of the penalty area while Tom was under pressure from Clifford, while Tom was under pressure from Clifford.
Moments later, Blues right-back Elvis Bwomono did well to see Crowley goalkeeper Glenn Morris see him sitting in a safe place before he could break into the box.
But, after escaping this scare, Craley overtook Cralie with a well-worked free-kick in the 21st minute and broke the deadlock, as Jack Hesenthaler delivered a low dead ball in the way of Niedden, who sent an accurate effort into the right-hand corner. Mesh.
Crowley remained on top and soon squandered a golden opportunity to double his lead, to block his efforts by Mark Ox Castle, who went on to succeed on Tyler Frost’s goal.
In response, Jason Demetrio easily made a wide effort of goal before seeing the long effort easily caught by blues winger Ralph Morris.
Ralph then led a brilliant free-kick from Clifford, into a close crossbar from Closeford in the closing action of the first half.
The second 45 minutes started with a delay after Bwomono got sick on the pitch.
But, after the necessary safety checks were taken, the match was well struck by Othello and the match resumed with Nathan Ferguson.
The Blues hit back quickly and expended an excellent chance to equalize in the 51st minute when Brandon Goodship played in Emil Aquah, only to be saved by his shirt Morris for the striker.
Crowley then wasted his second good chance, in which his own second good chance was wasted with an unknown frost firing from 12 yards before Shrimpers responded with goodship after a low effort from the edge of the penalty area saved by Morris from agility in the penalty area.
Blues boss Mark Molesley reacted with Richard Taylor and Timothy Dyeing making quick successive two defensive changes with Clifford and Harry Lennon entering the action.
And, in the 85th minute, the Shrimps finally got a leveler as Agbri’s right-wing cross knocked out Ralph, who netted with a volley flying from close range.
But it was good to reject Ricardo German with the death of the Xley, so visitors were forced to avoid the late scare.
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