Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.
Posh will now play the winners of the Northern Area final between Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town on March 30 at Wembley.
The first leg at London Road finished 2-2, and the two sides couldn't be separated again at the County Ground as Britt Assombalonga scored late on to cancel out Alex Pritchard's first half opener.
However, when it came to the dreaded penalty shootout it was Posh who held their nerve and captain Tommy Rowe converted the winning spot-kick following Tijane Reis' miss.
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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
The Chief Executive of Southend United has told ITV News Anglia that his players deserved to win promotion to League One at Wembley.
Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.