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Season Review 2014-15 March: Blues' winless run ends in stunning fashion

3 June 2014

We take a look back at the month of March...

We take a look back at the month of March, as Blues' winless run finally comes to an end.

Southend United 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Southend United’s bad luck and bad form continued as Wycombe Wanderers took a point away from Roots Hall.

Barry Corr opened the scoring for Blues, but Wycombe were able to snatch a point when Paris Cowan-Hall’s shot cannoned off the bar, hit Daniel Bentley’s back and went into the net.

Blues pushed on in search of a winner to end their run without a win, but it wasn’t to be.

Morecambe 2-1 Southend United

Blues’ run continued as they once again were unable to get the better of bogey side Morecambe.

Despite that FA Cup win earlier in the campaign, Blues had never beaten Morecambe in the league, and that continued.

It looked like it might all be different after Ryan Leonard opened the scoring with a great header.

A defensive error allowed Kevin Ellison to make it 1-1 and substitute Jack Redshaw came off the bench to win it for the hosts in the second-half.

Scunthorpe United 2-2 Southend United

The second-half of Blues’ game at Scunthorpe United may well have been the turning point in the season.

2-0 down at half-time courtesy of goals for the hosts from Matt Sparrow and Sam Winnall, Blues needed a big response.

That came in the second-half as John Egan hit a wonderstrike, that would go on to win goal of the season, to give Blues a hope.

Moments later and Phil Brown’s side were level as John White scored his first ever professional goal to level things up.

Blues almost won it, when Conor Clifford had a chance on the counter, but his strike hit the side netting.

Southend United 0-0 Bury

Despite the morale boosting point at Scunthorpe, there was more frustration for Blues at home to Bury.

They were unable to find a way through against David Flitcroft’s side, and Barry Corr was shown a straight red for an off the ball incident.

Defenders Jakub Sokolik and John Egan, both on loan, featured for the first time together in the draw.

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Southend United

Blues picked up a second straight 0-0 draw as they were held by Bristol Rovers, who would go on to be relegated, at the Memorial Stadium.

Phil Brown watched from the stands because of a cold, and the first-half did little to help him feel any better.

It was a second clean sheet in a row however, and it could have been all three points had new loan signing Jamar Loza been able to find the back of the net with a header late on.

Southend United 3-0 Oxford United

That winless run finally came to an end, and in some style, as Jamar Loza showed Roots Hall what he was all about on his home debut against Oxford United.

Loza’s cross was touched on by Michael Timlin to Will Atkinson who finished well to give Blues an early lead.

It was 2-0 soon after as Loza won a penalty which Lee Barnard stepped up to slot home for his first since returning to the club.

Loza’s hard work paid off when he added the third late on with a stunning solo strike to lift everyone’s spirits at the club.

Southend United 1-0 Torquay United

Daniel Bentley picked up a fourth clean sheet in a row as Blues just about saw off the challenge of Torquay United.

Freddy Eastwood’s goal was the difference as Blues made it back-to-back wins in the league.

Eastwood was set up by Jacob Murphy, making his debut having joined on loan from Norwich City.

Blues would end the month back in contention for the play-offs, and back full of confidence.

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