Goals from Will Atkinson, Barry Corr and Jack Bridge seal win over Charlton Athletic.
Southend United defeated Charlton Athletic in a behind closed doors game today, winning 3-1 against the Addicks.
Goals from Will Atkinson, Barry Corr and Jack Bridge sealed the win for a strong Blues side against their Championship opponents.
Charlton's goal came from Mikhail Kennedy and their team included first teamer Joe Gomez and striker Joe Pigott, who has just returned from a loan spell with our fellow Sky Bet League Two side Newport County.
Ryan Leonard played 45 minutes for Blues in the win, with the midfielder continuing his recovery from a groin injury picked up in the recent win over Tranmere Rovers in mid-November.
The game as a whole allowed the players gametime following a Saturday without a match, and looking ahead to the game against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.