Take a look at what the media had to say about Blues' 1-0 over Walsall with our Blues In The News...
SIMON Cox bagged the only goal of the game as Southend United secured a hard-fought 1-0 win at Walsall this afternoon.
The Shrimpers went into the game with the second worst away record in League One.
But Cox’s first half strike was enough to secure Phil Brown’s side a second successive 1-0 victory.
Cox’s goal was the fourth of the season and came in the 17th minute of the match.
Simon Cox’s first-half strike, last Saturday, ensured back-to-back wins mean that the Shrimpers are, at last, knocking on the door of the play-offs, leaving boss, Phil Brown praising his players after a “resilient performance and a game where we were at our best defensively.”
The Shrimpers’ positive start was rewarded, on 17 minutes when the hosts lost possession from an Adam Chambers’ free-kick. Michael Kightly the ball on the halfway line and put in a dangerous, low cross, which was helped on by Josh Wright, who put the ball on a plate for Cox to rifle home with an angled drive.
Simon Cox's early strike pushed Southend up to 11th in League One as they ended Walsall's unbeaten home record with victory at the Banks's Stadium.
The winner came after 17 minutes as Michael Kightly intercepted a James Wilson pass and his low cross was laid off by Josh Wright for Cox to drill home from 10 yards.
The Saddlers’ nine-match unbeaten home run came to an end with a slender defeat against Southend.
The only goal came on 17 minutes, Simon Cox firing home after Michael Kightly's cross wasn't dealt with.
The results leaves Walsall 15th in League One.
After an uneventful start, the Shrimpers took the lead on 17 minutes when Michael Kightly intercepted James Wilson’s slack pass, ran down the left and crossed into the area.
A LATE rally could not paper over the cracks as Walsall’s unbeaten home record went South thanks to a poor performance against Phil Brown’s Shrimpers.
Former West Bromwich Albion striker Simon Cox capitalised on terrible Walsall defending to fire home what would prove to be Southend's winning goal after just 17 minutes.
Late in each half, loan duo Tyler Roberts and Daniel Agyei forced fine saves from Southend keeper Mark Oxley but the Saddlers did not do anywhere near enough to merit a point.