Blues pulled off their best away performance of the season by dispatching Bradford City 4-0 at the Northern Commercials Stadium.
Southend got off to the perfect start when Simon Cox curled the ball into the back of the net with the outside of his boot inside 75 seconds to stun the home side.
That was the first goal Bradford had conceded at home since November and the second wasn’t far behind when Sam Mantom scored an equally spectacular goal midway through the first-half.
Nathan Bishop pulled off a remarkable reaction save to prevent George Miller halving Southend’s lead before debutant Stephen Humphrys capitalised on a mistake at the back to seal the points.
Pushing for a fourth, Blues had a strong shout for a penalty for a foul on Michael Turner waved away before Humphrys rounded off a debut to remember with a brilliant fourth.
There aren’t many words to describe how much of a turnaround in fortunes this was following last weekend’s loss at home to Plymouth Argyle, but the 4-0 scoreline didn’t flatter the visitors who had been much the better side from the get-go.