Reaction from the media to Blues' 2-1 win on Saturday
SIMON Cox grabbed the 100th goal of his career to fire Southend United to a dramatic 2-1 win against Rochdale at Roots Hall this afternoon.
The Irishman bagged a brilliant winning goal three minutes into stoppage time to secure all three points for the Shrimpers in a game which saw both teams shown red cards in the first half.
SIMON COX grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Southend United returned to winning ways against fellow promotion hopefuls, Rochdale, at Roots Hall Stadium.
Blues were looking to bounce back after Sheffield United had ended their thirteen match unbeaten league run seven days previously in a match manager, Phil Brown, suggested his players ‘didn’t turn up’ for.
However, Brown’s men displayed the battling qualities that had seen them become genuine play-off contenders
Simon Cox's last-gasp winner handed Southend United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Rochdale at Roots Hall as both sides ended the match with 10 men.
The Shrimpers were initially on top and opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Jermaine McGlashan played in Marc-Antoine Fortune, who rounded the advancing Conrad Logan before tapping home.
Dale equalised in the 66th minute when Andrew cut in off the right-hand side and netted with a deflected left-footed shot which looped into the top left-hand corner of the net.
But Southend struck back to secure all three points when Cox netted a brilliant left-footed shot from eight yards.
Simon Cox scored a stoppage time winner for Southend United as Rochdale were beaten 2-1 in action packed game at Roots Hall.
It was a cruel blow for Dale, who deserved at least a point.
Rochdale’s six game winning run came to an end after a stoppage time goal condemned them to defeat in a fiery encounter in which both sides ended the first half with 10 men.