In yesterday’s pre season friendlies involving Essex sides Colchester United lost 2-1 to East Thurrock United.
Braintree Town lost 1-0 to Dereham, Chelmsford City beat Harlow 4-0 – and Concord Rangers lost 3-2 to Leyton Orient.
Southend United test themselves against one of the biggest clubs in The Championship this afternoon.
Leeds United come to Roots Hall for a pre-season friendly.
Elsewhere – Billericay Town are in Northern Ireland to take on St James’ Swifts.