Last Updated: 23/05/15 8:43pm
PENS! Southend 7-6 Wycombe: Wood....MISSES!!! What a save by Bentley! SOUTHEND UNITED ARE PROMOTED!!!
PENS! Southend 4-3 Wycombe: Timlin...SCORES! Wycombe need to score the next pen otherwise Southend are promoted!
PENS! Southend 0-0 Wycombe: OK, here we go. I'm an emotional wreck. It's time for cool heads. The managers have handed their lists to the referee. It's time for penalties!
Southend 1-1 Wycombe: Unbelievable scenes at Wembley! A long ball into the box is won by Corr. The ball drops to Piggot, who controls the ball and expertly fires the ball into the bottom corner! Crazy!
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: There is two minutes added on!!! Barrett is now playing as an emergency centre-forward!
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: CHANCE! Ok, half-chance. Coker fires in a cross to the near post and finds Piggot but he can only head the ball wide of the post.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: OH DEAR! Southend win a free-kick 25 yards out down the left flank. With his centre-backs forward, he decides to play a short one and mishits the pass and Wycombe get it clear!
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: CHANCE! Holloway gets through one-one-one with Bentley after showing wonderful strength and skill...but he checks back and Coker gets back to make a wonderful tackle!
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: Now Leonard goes into the box for petulantly throwing the ball away after a foul went against him.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: Holloway wins a free-kick down the left. Wood takes his time over the kick and receives a yellow card. Southend clear the set-piece.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: FIESTY!!! Emotions are running high on the touchline. Ainsworth and Southend coach Graham Coughlan alomost come to blows over the time taken by Yennaris to leave the pitch.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: Leonard hurls a long throw deep into the Wycombe area. The ball shoots up into the air off Pierre but Lynch deals with the danger and collects calmly under pressure. He kicks the ball out so Yennaris, who has cramp, can be replaced by Murphy.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: Still, Southend struggle to get any momentum into their game. Timlin tries to find Weston but Bean intercepts and Wycombe clear.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: We're back underway in the second period of extra-time. Southend have 15 minutes to save their season.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: BIG BLOCK! The ball breaks to Payne inside the area but Pierre stands strong and makes a fine block!
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: We're into two minutes of added time in extra-time. Coker stupidly fouls Craig by the corner flag and Southend are struggling to get out of their own half.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: The sting has gone out of Southend now. Wycombe are first to every ball. Ainsworth is like a jack in the box on the sidelines.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: A long ball forward calls Lynch into action, who races off his line and claims the ball with Corr closing in.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: Southend are now pushing forward in search of the equaliser. It's been one-way traffic since the goal but there has been no chances created as yet.
Southend 0-1 Wycombe: WHAT A GOAL! The man who should have conceded a penalty has put his team in front. From 25-yards he pings an effort at goal. He catches it perfectly, the ball hits the underside of the crossbar and deflects in off the back of goalkeeper Bentley and into the net. It will take a cruel man to take that away from the left-back but it looks like an own-goal!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Holloway glides past Timlin 25 yards out, who can only foul him. Jacobson steps up to take the free-kick.....
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! Craig breaks free down the right and picks out Hayes in the middle with a wonderful cross. It's a free header for the striker about 12 yards from goal but he sends the ball over the crossbar.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Hayes wins a free-kick deep inside his own half as White makes a silly challenge. Wycombe clear the danger but Leonard is fouled by Yennaris. One last set-piece to come in... they clear it. WE ARE GOING TO EXTRA TIME!!!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: The corner looks for Barrett at the back post but Bean wins a header to clear. He's down in the penalty area though as he turned his ankle on the way down. The physio is on, strapping up the injured foot. That should be that now, extra-time awaits....
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Leonard launches a long throw into the box and Corr forces a corner off Mawson. Timlin to whip one in....
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Three minutes added on here. Can someone be a hero? Otherwise it's extra-time!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: BIG SAVE! Pierre is found in the area eight yards out. His header is a good one but it's met by a flying one-handed save from Bentley who tips the ball over the bar. Jacobson's corner is awful and Southend clear.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Craig is straight into the action and sends over a great cross from the right. Yennaris wins the first ball but Bolger makes a brilliant clearance inside his own box under pressure!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Ephraim, who has been a big source of imagination but looks knackered, is replaced by Craig.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Worrall whips in a decent delivery from the left that is looking for Barrett. He nearly gets a flick on it but Pierre does enough to win the ball and clear away.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! Holloway cleverly reverses a ball to Wood inside the area. He has a chance to get a shot away but completely misses his kick and Barrett comes across and makes the clearance.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Atkinson is off for Southend and on comes the pacy Weston, who will look to exploit some tired legs out there.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: BLOCK! It's a bit end to end now. Corr gets half a yard and nearly gets behind Pierre and Bean. He checks back inside the area but his shot is blocked by the Wycombe defence and they clear.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: SAVE! Holloway finds Hayes in the area down the left and he just has the keeper to beat...He tries to curl it into the far post but Bentley gets down quickly and parries the ball away. Hayes should have done better! This one is livening up!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Ephriam again cuts inside and tries to send in a cross. The ball hits White on the hand just outside the area but the referee waves away strong appeals for a free-kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! Good spell for Southend. Timlin sends in a tempting cross to the back post and it finds Barrett, who can't quite arch his neck muscles to head the ball on target. Goal kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: PENALTY APPEAL?! Not given! Corr is pushed to the ground by Jacobson as they challenge at the back post. It was identical to the shove by Bolger which the referee did give a foul for in the first-half. Lack of consistency there from the referee.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: 'We're looking for a spark to ignite this game....' says co-commentator Gary Birtles. He's spot on. Players taking the easy options at the moment. Frightened of making a mistake. Fair enough, I suppose.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: SHOT! The ball drops to Piggot 25 yards from goal and he fires an effort but it sails horribly over the crossbar. It rather sums up the game - lacking quality.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: SAVE! Worrall drives down the right flank and chips in a good ball into a dangerous area. Corr loses his marker and has a free header from 12 yards but plants it straight into the gloves of Lynch.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Hayes lofts a ball towards the back post which Ephraim does well to recycle and win a corner. Jacobson whips over the set-piece and finds Mawson but Bolger stays with his man and the Wycombe man is only able to divert a header off target.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: First change is made. Piggot is on and McLaughlin, who has looked a threat, is coming off. Southend switching to 4-4-2 it seems.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Jacobson ushers Ephraim and Wood away. He hits it with his left foot...but it curls harmlessly over the crossbar.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Ephraim cuts inside and is hacked down by Corr 25 yards out. This is a big chance from the free-kick. Wood and Ephraim lining it up....
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! McLaughlin has looked dangerous down the left and beats Bean again. He whips in a wonderful cross into the six yard box which Jacobson has to be alert to clear under the nose of Worrall, who would have had a tap-in.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Great defensive work by Hayes. He tracks the run of Leonard down the left flank and wins his side a throw in to clear up field.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! Brilliant start by Wycombe. Wood finds Ephraim inside the area with a lovely disguised pass. He drives towards the by-line and takes a shot which deflects off White and out for a corner. The set-piece comes to nothing.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Another 60-yard free-kick from Jacobson is launched into the Southend box and again Barrett stands tall and clears the danger.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: The game has gone very scrappy with both sides finding the wrong coloured shirts with their passing.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CLOSE! Ephraim finds Wood 25 yards from goal and he has a pop with his left foot. It's a good effort but it curls just slightly over the bar. Bentley looked to have it covered anyway.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! Ephraim cuts inside again and sends over a tasty cross into the middle of the area. Hayes gets a touch on the ball ahead of Coker but can only divert it straight at Bentley.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Bolger makes another solid headed clearance from a Hayes cross. The ball is by the corner flag but Hayes fouls Coker and Southend can clear their lines from the free-kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Gareth Ainsworth's men have finally settled into this game now. Keeping the ball much better with Holloway providing a good base to work off. He wins a free-kick 35 yards out, down the left flank. Ephraim sends it in but Timlin clears above Pierre.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: First positive signs from Holloway. He holds the ball up well 25 yards from goal, cuts inside and plays the ball across to Yennaris. But the move breaks down as Bolger steps in and clears.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: OUCH! Bolger has had an action-packed first 30 minutes and now is in the book. He hacks down Wood as the Wycombe man shifted the ball away from him at pace.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Pierre body checks Corr off the ball 30 yards from goal as he goes in chase of Jacobson but the referee waves away the appeals.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Wycombe have a chance to get a breather. Bloomfield is fouled by Timlin on half-way. Jacobson sends over the free-kick deep into the box but Barrett deals with the danger.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: The ball is now in the net at the other end! Hayes latches on to a clever ball into the box by Wood and the ball deflects into the net off Bolger but Hayes was in a offside position.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: DISALLOWED GOAL! Corr has the ball in the net but it's chalked off. Worrall fired in a fantastic free-kick and Corr bulleted a header in the top-corner. However, Bolger needlessly shoved Mawson in the back as the ball was falling to Corr.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: SHOT! Southend break quickly down the left wing and send over a cross that Pierre heads straight up in the air. It drops to centre-half Bolger on the volley 18 yards out...but he skies his effort miles over the crossbar. Even Zinedine Zidane would have struggled to keep that one down.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Jacobson sends another free-kick from 60 yards into the area. Hayes tries to battle Barrett with the ball but Southend clear easily and win a goal kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Wycombe have not settled into this game. Their passing has been sloppy and they've been visibly shaken by the odd opening the match. Holloway, their classy striker, has yet to have a kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: CHANCE! More pressure in the Wycombe area from a corner. Atkinson finds Bolger eight yards from goal with a fantastic cross but he skews his header wide of the post!
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Atkinson sends an out swinging one in this time and finds Corr 12 yards from goal. He can't get any power in the header but it still tests Lynch, who has to be alert to grab the loose ball.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Corr wins a corner. Yennaris rises high and flicks a header away with his goalkeeper rooted to his goal line. Atkinson wins another corner for Southend....
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: A long free-kick into the Southend area is cleared by Barrett. Hayes keeps the move alive and hooks the ball back into the six yard box but Bolger makes a brave clearance.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Really flat start to the game. That early injury has only upped the nerves around the ground. Both teams struggling to get their games going. Corr has won a few headers for Southend but Wycombe have picked up the second balls.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: McLaughlin beats Bean with a nice change of pace. He finds Timlin inside, 25 yards from goal, but his cross is too long for Corr and Wycombe have a goal kick.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Ephraim jinks in off his right wing and sends in a teasing cross that Hayes just fails to get on the end of. Coker makes a slight hash of the clearance but it goes to safety.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Saunders is down the tunnel and Bloomfield is on. Bitter blow for Wanderers, Saunders has been a key man this season.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: Awful start from Wycombe. From the kick-off Saunders is caught late by Atkinson. He's down receiving treatment and doesn't look comfortable. He's trying to walk it off but it doesn't look good. 10 seconds in and his game is over. He's nearly in tears.
Southend 0-0 Wycombe: We are underway at Wembley! A whole season rests on 90/120 minutes. Let's do this....
FIVE MINUTE WARNING: The teams are on the pitch at Wembley, engaging in the pre-match formalities with the men in suits. And now..some goddess is bellowing out the national anthem. We are moments away from kick-off!
TEAM NEWS: Just to recap: Southend make one change with Nottingham Forest loanee Stephen McLaughlin coming in for Joe Pigott. Wycombe are unchanged.
FANCY A PUNT? Southend are marginal favourites to win promotion to League One, with Sky Bet pricing them at 7/5 to win in 90 minutes and Wycombe at 9/5. Either team to win on penalties is 4/1 while Barry Corr is the favourite to score first at 5/1 and Paul Hayes is 6/1.
PETER BEAGRIE VERDICT: It's a very close match-up, both sides are capable of producing great performances and it's a big pat on the back for the two managers. Neither Phil, nor Gareth, will be short of a word, or a note or two, should they win as both are recognised karaoke men! Both absolutely love their football and it has been marvellous achievement getting to Wembley.
WE ARE LIVE! Head over to SS1 now for all the build-up. These play-off finals are brilliant for the neutrals, horrendous for the fans. What a world.
Southend boss Phil Brown has been talking to our touchline reporter, his main messages were: 'Keep calm. Settle the nerves. Early goal crucial, so we have something to hold our hats on...'
WHO? WHAT? WHY? Wycombe ended the season in fourth, just above Southend on goal difference. They beat Plymouth 5-3 on aggregate in their semi-final and manager Gareth Ainsworth has created a team full of energy and goals.
WHO? WHAT? WHY? Southend finished the campaign in fifth after blowing their chance for automatic promotion on the final day at Morecombe. They showed great character to come through a tough two-legged affair against Stevenage, overcoming a missed penalty at the end of normal time in the second leg to win 4-2 in extra-time.
Our LIVE coverage begins on the box at 5:00 on SS1 (that's channel 402!). Kick-off is 5:30. Feel free to join the boys on the television or slum it with us here. Either is good. Should be a cracker!
SOUTHEND XI: Bentley, White, Bolger, Barrett, Coker, Worrall, Atkinson, Leonard, Timlin, McLaughlin, Corr.
WYCOMBE XI: Lynch, Yennaris, Jacobson, Mawson, Pierre, Saunders, Bean, Wood, Ephraim, Holloway, Hayes.
HELLO HELLO! Oh, yes. Yes, indeed. It's the most exciting weekend of the season...PLAY-OFF weekend. We start with the League Two final between Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United. Team news from Wembley will be dropping shortly, stay tuned.....