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Get The Media's Reaction From The Oldham Game

25 April 2018

Blues recorded their first win on the road since February at Boundary Park with a 3-0 win against struggling Oldham...

Following Blues' win we look at how the media covered the game.

Southend Echo

SOUTHEND United banished their away day blues with a commanding 3-0 victory at struggling Oldham Athletic last night.

The Shrimpers had gone six games without a win on their travels.

But an early effort from Theo Robinson and a second half brace from Simon Cox saw Chris Powell’s side triumph at Boundary Park.

The Yellow Advertiser

Chris Powell’s Shrimpers climbed up to 12th spot in the table, and at the same saw their beleaguered hosts drop into the relegation zone, on Tuesday night.

Man-of-the-moment, Theo Robinson, opened the scoring after barely five minutes - taking his tally in barely two games to four - before resolute Southend defending kept their lead intact.

Seven minutes after the turnaround Simon Cox bagged a second, before completing the rout on 56 minutes.

Sky Sports

Oldham's relegation worries deepened as they slumped to a dismal 3-0 home defeat against Southend.

The Latics were let down by woeful finishing before Simon Cox's second-half double inspired Southend to their fourth away win of the season.

The Shrimpers needed just five minutes to break through as Shayon Harrison headed a corner against the post and Theo Robinson tapped in the loose ball.

Southend sprung out of defence to double their lead in the 52nd minute, Cox firing in at the second attempt after his initial shot was only partially-saved by Placide.

Another clinical attack made it 3-0 just four minutes later as Stephen McLaughlin's left-wing cross gave Cox the simplest of finishes.

Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic suffered a home defeat as Southend United ran out 0-3 winners at Boundary Park.

Theo Robinson fired the Shrimpers into the lead five minutes into the game but Latics had chances to equalise.

Eoin Doyle went close on a number of occasions but could not find the leveller as Southend United led at the break.

Simon Cox added two quick goals early in the second half to kill the game off for the visitors and ensured Latics fell to defeat, ending their six game unbeaten run.

Oldham Chronicle

Athletic manager Richie Wellens has vowed to return to work with a smile on his face tomorrow as he tries to rally his weary troops following last night's (Tuesday) heavy home defeat by Southend United.

A 3-0 Boundary Park reverse was a stunning blow for Athletic and their fans.

Wellens' men dropped back into the Sky Bet League One drop zone on goal difference as a result, and with only two games remaining, the pressure is right back on.


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