Play-off agony for Southend

Southend United will have to spend at least another season in League Two after losing to Crewe, on aggregate, in their play-off semi final last night.

Paul Sturrock's men were up against it from the start with a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to overturn.

Ajay Leitch-Smith put the visitors in front (2-0 on aggregate) only for Neil Harris to hit back for United in the second half.

Seventeen-year-old Max Clayton scored the goal that put Crewe through in the 86th minute.

Southend scored a consolation goal through Chris Barker in the 88th minute, but they couldn't add to their total.

Crewe face either Cheltenham or Torquay in the final.

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