Basildon United 1 - 1 Canvey Island Reserves
Canvey Island's new-look Reserve team began their pre-season schedule with a 1-1 draw away to Essex Senior League side Basildon United.
The Bees took the lead in the 23rd minute, when an excellent advantage by the referee after a foul allowed Basildon to work the ball into the box and shoot across the keeper to score.
Canvey upped their game in the second half and spent long spells in the opposition's half of the pitch, although didn't seriously test the Bees' goalkeeper.
However, with defeat seeming likely, striker Eddie Hart was on hand to turn the ball in from a corner to salvage a draw.