Southend United 0-1 Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood survived a pair of second-half red cards to open their National League campaign with a 1-0 win at Southend.

The Wood went ahead just short of the half-hour mark as two new signings combined, Danny Newton poking home after Dion Kelly-Evans had delivered a low cross after being released down the right wing.

Callum Powell drew a save from Nathan Ashmore with a bending effort shortly after the hour, before Chris Wreh did likewise with a header soon after as Southend chased a leveller.

The Wood were reduced to 10 men with 18 minutes to play when Lee Ndlovu was dismissed after catching Ollie Kensdale with an arm, and they lost Kelly-Evans at the end after a late challenge on Tom Clifford.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Arnold
  • 16Taylor
  • 3Ralph
  • 12Clifford
  • 5Hobson
  • 6Kensdale
  • 17Miley
  • 7BridgeSubstituted forPowellat 46′minutes
  • 8Husin
  • 22MooneySubstituted forFonguckat 84′minutes
  • 39HydeSubstituted forWrehat 12′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lomas
  • 11Powell
  • 18Fonguck
  • 19Wreh
  • 27Crowhurst

Boreham Wood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ashmore
  • 5Evans
  • 12Fyfield
  • 17Payne
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 2Kelly-EvansBooked at 89mins
  • 4Ricketts
  • 19Esteves Sousa
  • 20BruntSubstituted forReesat 77′minutes
  • 9NdlovuBooked at 72mins
  • 11NewtonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forElliottat 71′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 7Rees
  • 10Marsh
  • 14Elliott
  • 15Lewis

Referees:
Robert Massey-Ellis

Attendance:
5,681

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