Reaction to Blues' third win in three games from various media outlets...
The Southend Echo
PHIL Brown celebrated his fourth year in charge of Southend United with a comfortable 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon this afternoon.
Goals from Nile Ranger and Simon Cox saw the Shrimpers stay sixth in the League One standings.
And, with Millwall losing at Swindon Town, Blues now sit three points clear of the seventh placed Lions.
SOUTHEND UNITED manager, Phil Brown, was satisfied with his side’s display after goals from Nile Ranger and Simon Cox ensured the Blues their third successive Sky Bet League One victory as AFC Wimbledon were beaten at Kingsmeadow.
Speaking after the match, Brown, who was celebrating four years as the Blues boss, said: “The scoreline suggests so. You guys have been with me for four years and will know that my favourite score is 1-0, but I’ll take the clean sheet on my fourth anniversary.
Phil Brown marked his fourth anniversary in charge of Southend with a third consecutive win as his side beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0.
London Evening Standard
Wimbledon were unable to check Southend’s playoff push as goals from Nile Ranger and Simon Cox secured a 2-0 win for the Shrimpers at Kingsmeadow.
Whilst Wimbledon remain in 13th place in the League One table, nine points clear of relegation but with a push for the top six beyond them in their final seven games, Southend stretched their advantage over seventh-placed Millwall to three points, though the Lions have a game in hand.
AFC Wimbledon slipped to defeat against Southend United with Phil Brown's promotion-chasers proving too strong on the day.
Goals from Nile Ranger and Simon Cox secured a 2-0 win for the visitors with Wimbledon struggling to test Southend goalkeeper Ted Smith in a home display far removed from the victory against Milton Keynes.
Gone was the tempo and attacking rhythm that had been such a feature on that memorable night and it was all a bit flat from a Wimbledon perspective.
However, it was just Wimbledon’s second defeat in eight matches and a rare off day in recent weeks.
Get West London
Manager Neal Ardley admitted his AFC Wimbledon side were “beaten up” by Southend United on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Nile Ranger opened the scoring for the Essex team late in the first half before Simon Cox made it 2-0 in the second half with the Dons failing to register a shot on target during the 90 minutes.