Southend United were blown away by Blackpool as three goals inside the first half were enough for the Tangerines to inflict a 3-1 defeat on Blues at Roots Hall.
There was some fortune with Blackpool’s opener after Liam Ridgewell had headed Jordan Thompson’s free-kick into the air, Mark Oxley’s punch came off Harry Lennon and crept in.
Three minutes later and Nathan Delfouneso was put clean through and the Tangerines striker done well to clip the ball over the onrushing Oxley and in to double their lead.
Blackpool then grabbed a third before the break when Blues failed to deal with a corner, allowing Delfouneso to grab his second and put Simon Grayson’s side firmly in control.
It wasn’t all plain sailing though for the visitors who had James Husband given a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Elvis Bwomono by the corner flag.
Southend took advantage of the extra man by getting a goal back through Simon Cox but it was nothing more than a consolation for Blues who made it two defeats from two games.
Look through the match gallery from the Blackpool game above.