Needham beaten by Shrimpers

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NEEDHAM Market were defeated 5-0 by a strong Southend United XI last night at Bloomfields.

The Shrimpers had a number of first-team fringe players, promising youngsters and trialists in their ranks — including former Premier League striker Vincent Pericard.

Although the Marketmen did not disgrace themselves, they were ultimately undone by strikes from Namibian international Wilko Risser, Harry Crawford, Luke Prosser, Pericard and George Smith.

Full story in Friday’s Bury Free Press.