The first half was goaless and evenly contested in front of a good following at the Low Road.
The turning point came some after the restart when the Shrimpers, having been strong in defence during the first half, twice made the fatal mistake of giving Joe Knight space and he put Duckpond 2-0 in front with excellent finishes. This stunned the Shrimpers and further goals from Knight and Matt Geen put the game beyond their reach. The Shrimpers keep trying with their closest to a consolation goal coming when the a cross flashed accross the goalmouth and James Jack was just unable to apply the finishing touch.
The Shrimpers will be pleased with their first half performance but disappointed with the second period whereas Duckpond look early favourites to retain their League Championship title.