See what the local and national media had to say about Southend United's 2-0 defeat at Blackpool on SaturdaySOUTHEND ECHO:
Southend United had been hoping to build on Wednesday night’s fine 3-1 win against Sheffield United.
But Jamar Loza and Jack Payne both wasted clear cut chances to score before Blackpool hit back to boost their survival hopes with a vital victory.
And their triumph also saw Blues drop to ninth in the table, eight points below the top six.
Blackpool made it four games unbeaten and took another step towards safety by beating play-off-chasing Southend.
Jamar Loza missed a chance to put the Blues ahead when he hit the post from two yards before visiting keeper Daniel Bentley denied Brad Potts.
Blackpool went in front after the break when David Norris' shot fell to Mark Cullen and he headed in from six yards.
The hosts sealed it when Cullen's cut-back was slotted in by Jacob Blyth, as he grabbed his first goal for the club.
Jacob Blyth scored his first goal for the club as Blackpool made it four games unbeaten and took another step towards safety with a 2-0 victory over Southend.
Second-half strikes from Mark Cullen and Jacob Blyth secured Blackpool three priceless points against Southend United to aid their battle for survival.
Cullen nodded home amidst appeals for an offside, before turning provider for Blyth to hammer home his first goal for the club.
The win takes Blackpool onto 45 points and was fully deserved against a Southend side still harbouring hopes of a late play-off charge.
The visitors did hit the post in a nervy first-half, but another terrific defensive display saw Neil McDonald’s side make it four unbeaten at just the right time.