Below is how both teams reported on the game in the programmes from their next matches. Click the images to enlarge.
15/04/2005 Southend United 0 Leyton Orient 1
To their credit, and despite losing the final, Southend included a large amount of coverage of the game in their next home programme.
The main focus was on how to ensure their promotion push was kept on track. Unfortunately form dipped after this match and Southend finished 4th in the League Two table, one place off the automatic promotion places.
However, their season finished on a high as they returned to the Millenium stadium for the Play-Off Final where they defeated Lincoln City 2-0.
19/04/2005 Wrexham P Brentford P
Wrexham's next home game following the win against Southend was scheduled for April 19th against Brentford. However, heavy rain caused the match to be postponed. The programme was eventually reissued when the game eventually took place on May 3rd, Brentford winning 2-1.
Wrexham's celebrations were short lived. A ten point deduction for going into administration proved too challenging to overcome and the Red Dragons were relegated to League Two at the end of the season.