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Southend goalkeeper "Penalties are a psychological battle"

Manager Phil Brown celebrating taking the team to League One Credit: PA

Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley says penalties are a psychological battle but they deserved to win them after their gripping play-off final victory against Wycombe at Wembley...

The Shrimpers took it to the dreaded penalty shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in extra time. It's the first time in five years they've played in League One.

After the match he spoke to our sports correspondent Donovan Blake...


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Southend beat Wycombe on penalties in play-off final

Phil Brown thought his side were dead and buried. Credit: PA

Daniel Bentley saved Sam Wood's sudden death penalty to send Southend into League One.

Southend goalkeeper Bentley had inadvertently given Wycombe the lead when a Joe Jacobson free-kick rebounded off him into the goal.

With all looking lost for Southend, Joe Pigott controlled the ball in the area and fired home with only seconds to go of injury-time.

Joe Jacobson, left, took the free-kick. Credit: PA


Fans start arriving for Saints clash with Saracens

Fans have started arriving Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fans have started arriving at Franklin's Gardens for the Aviva Premiership semi final.

It's almost a sell out with more than 13,000 fans expected.

Whenever Saints and Saracens have clashed in the Premiership this season it's been close, with just a few points in it and today is expected to be just as much of a battle.

Kick off commences at 3pm.

Shrimpers second chance for glory

Southend will take on Wycombe at Wembley Credit: PA

Southend are preparing to play in their biggest game this season- facing Wycombe Wanderers in the League Two Play-off Finals.

After just missing out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season, the Shrimpers have a second chance at glory when they face Wycombe.

The club are hoping that around 30,000 fans will travel down from Essex for the game.

Kick off is at 5.30pm.

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