Southend cruised into the southern area final of the LDV Vans Trophy with a win
against a full-strength QPR side.
Leon Constantine opened the scoring when he turned in the area to fire in a left-wing cross from Mark Gower.
Gower then set up three goals in the space of 12 minutes after the break, first releasing Steve Clark who drilled in a low shot.
Drewe Broughton added another with a
looping header and claimed his
second goal with a simple tap-in.
Southend: Flahavan, Jupp, Cort, Warren, Stuart, Steven Clark,
Maher, Smith, Gower, Constantine, Broughton. Subs: Emberson,
McSweeney, Wilson, Kightly, Jenkins.
QPR: Day, Forbes, Carlisle, Shittu, Padula, Marney, Bircham,
Rose, Rowlands, Gallen, Furlong. Subs: Culkin, Palmer, Sabin,
Referee: R Beeby (Northamptonshire).