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King's Lynn Town 0 Southend United 1
Saturday 21st August
Saturday 21st August
Vanarama National
Notts County 1 5 3
Altrincham 1 2 3
Dag & Red 1 2 3
Boreham Wood 1 2 3
Chesterfield 1 2 3
Maidenhead Utd 1 1 3
Woking 1 1 3
Southend United 1 1 3
Solihull Moors 1 0 1
Wrexham 1 0 1
Bromley 0 0 0
Eastleigh 0 0 0
Grimsby Town 0 0 0
Yeovil Town 0 0 0
Halifax Town 1 -1 0
Wealdstone 1 -1 0
King's Lynn 1 -1 0
Stockport County 1 -2 0
Torquay United 1 -2 0
Aldershot Town 1 -2 0
Weymouth 1 -2 0
Barnet 1 -5 0
Dover Athletic 0 0 -12

Lynn tend not to be at their best on the opening match of the season, the last seven seasons seeing just the one win.
A single goal defeat against Southend United could have been a high scoring draw but for some poor finishing and the keepers on both sides who were in excellent form, producing some stunning second half saves following a first half which saw them with largely untested.
The game saw six Lynn players in the starting line-up making their league debuts with a further two doing so from the bench. There was no place for Cameron King who, it was later reported, is undoing further tests.
Lynn's bright start lost its shine on eight minutes when a Harry Phillips free-kick found its way into the goalmouth via Rhys Murphy and Jack Bridges for Sam Dalby to score from close range.
The Shrimpers could have doubled their lead two minutes later but Nathan Ferguson shot wide from 18 yards.
The visitors began to dominate and it was not until the 18th minute that Lynn responded with on loan Joe Rowley putting in cross but there was no one to provide a finish.
Lynn came more into the game with Junior Morias testing Steven Arnold in the visitors' goal and Tyler Denton putting a header just over the bar from a Ross Barrows' cross.
The final chance of the half, however, fell to the Shrimpers when Jack Bridge, from close in, was not able to take advantage of Jason Demetriou's cross in.
The visitors started strongly after the resumption, a mistake by Pierce Bird allowed in Murphy but Kyle Callan-McFadden was on hand with a crucial interception.
Murphy then had two further chances, the first going wide and the second forcing Paul Jones into point blank save.
Gold Omotayo produced Lynn's first effort of the second half just after the hour mark but his header produced was tipped away by Arnold.
Further chances fell to Lynn through Malachi Linton and Omotayo but their finishing lacked the required quality and it was the Shrimpers who were more likely to score.
The fingertips of Jones denied an effort from Abu Ogogo and then with six minutes remaining Morias was deservedly dismissed for a reckless stamp on Demetriou.
Manager Ian Culverhouse had already said Morias "plays on the edge" and this had been witnessed when he picked up a booking in the preseason friendly against Alfreton.
Jones was again in action to deny Matthew Dennis and then Nathan Ralph while Ross Barrow's did manage to hit head the ball against the bar late on.
The gate of 2,683 was, on the day, the second highest in the league but, with the majority of the fans being from Southend, maybe a little disappointing.
Lynn: Jones, Fernadez (Linton 62), Denton, Callan-McFadden, Bird, Clunan (Sundire 78), Coleman, Omotayo, Morias, Barrows, Rowley (Gyasi 74). Subs: Bowry, Gyasi, Linton, Sundire, Gascoigne. Booked: Coleman, Bird. Sent off: Morias
Southend: Arnold, Ralph, Ogogo, Coulson, Bridge (Hobson 80), Murphy (Dennis 80), Dalby, Ferguson, Phillips, Bemetriou, White. Subs: Beaden, Hobson, Edgri, Kargbo, Dennis. Booked: Ralph, Murphy. Scorer: Dalby 8