Southend United were handed yet another big defeat in League One as Oxford United beat Blues 4-0 at Roots Hall.
The visitors went in front in the first minute after Richard Taylor’s loose pass was telegraphed by his namesake Matt Taylor, who accepted the invitation to slot the ball beyond Nathan Bishop.
Then an error from Timothee Dieng just after the half-hour mark was capitalised on as Dieng’s own loose pass went straight to James Henry who sent the ball rifling into the bottom corner.
Blues we unable to mount any sort of comeback and the points were sealed when Taylor grabbed his second with five minutes remaining before Dan Agyei scored a minute later to make it four.
Defeat for Blues stretches their winless run in the league to 10 games since beating MK Dons back in September while Oxford climbed into the play-off places.