SOUTHEND United’s push for the play-offs was dented by a shock 2-1 defeat at home to MK Dons this afternoon.
The Shrimpers had been hoping to move into the top six with another win at Roots Hall.
But two goals in the space of nine minutes at the start of the second half saw Phil Brown’s side suffer a third defeat in four games despite a stoppage time penalty from Simon Cox.
SOUTHEND United’s Sky Bet League One play-off aspirations took a hit as second half goals from Joe Walsh and Ben Reeves handed MK Dons a surprise 2-1 victory at Roots Hall Stadium.
Southend's push for the Sky Bet League One play-offs was dented by a 2-1 defeat against MK Dons at Roots Hall.
The seventh-placed Shrimpers had been hoping to move up into the top six with a win.
But two Dons goals in nine minutes at the start of the second half saw Phil Brown's side suffer a costly setback.
MK Dons put in a remarkable second half turnaround to see off play-off hopefuls Southend 2-0 at Roots Hall on Monday.
Despite having the better chances in the opening 45 minutes, Robbie Neilson's side were distinctly second best in the opening half, but dominated the second to take the three points.
Joe Walsh and Ben Reeves did the business for the visitors, before Simon Cox converted from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
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MK Dons enjoyed a superb success by the seaside on Easter Monday as they beat play-off contenders Southend United 2-1.
Goals from Joe Walsh and Ben Reeves secured the impressive triumph, which never really looked in doubt despite Simon Cox’s injury-time penalty.