Canvey Island Academy (Chelmsford College) 4 - 3 CDO Soccer USA
An experimental Canvey Island Academy (Chelmsford College) side beat American touring side CDO Soccer 5-3 in an entertaining friendly at James Hornsby School on Monday.
Connor Harris scored twice to give the Gulls a 2-0 lead, although the visitors pulled a goal back before half time.
Aiden O'Connell extended Canvey's advantage in the second half before Tommy Glanville, normally a goalkeeper but brought on as an outfield player, scored a fourth.
CDO Soccer scored twice to bring the score to 4-3, but Laurie Carter's side held on for the win.
Canvey Island Academy (Chelmsford College) Starting XI: George Walsh, Jack Coombes, Tyler Hayes, Frankie Pearson (46'), Charlie Pardoe, George Winn, Aiden O'Connell, Lee Shipton, Arron Kerner (60'), Daniel Hobbs, Connor Harris. Subs: Tommy Glanville (46'), James Dudley (60')