Southend’s troubles continued as they fell to a 2-0 defeat on the road to Peterborough United, thanks to goals from Marcus Maddison and Ben White...
Blues struggled to create anything clear in front of goal and Posh took a deserved lead before the break when Maddison’s free-kick flew past the despairing dive of Mark Oxley.
The home side had the ball in the net again after the break, but Ivan Toney’s effort was ruled out for offside before White nodded Posh further in front after another Maddison free-kick was parried.
Chris Powell’s side looked short of ideas to get back into the game while his opposite number gleefully watched on as Peterborough picked up a big three points for their promotion push.
The visitors, on the other hand, remain in the thick of a relegation battle, remaining outside the drop-zone still on goal difference with seven league games remaining.