Southend United were beaten 3-2 by Burton Albion at Roots Hall as their run of defeats was extended to five matches.
Burton came flying out of the blocks and took a deserved early lead through Lucas Akins’ cushioned volley that went in off the inside of Patrik Gunnarsson’s right-hand post.
Gunnarsson’s opposite number though was at fault for Blues’ equaliser as he punched into his own net after Sam Mantom’s volley had looped into the air from a deflection.
But Kieran O’Hara was bailed out by his fellow Burton players as Ryan Edwards would bundle the visitors back in front before Jamie Murphy capitalised on a mistake by Miles Mitchell-Nelson.
John-Joe O’Toole scored an own goal in stoppage time, but it was a first victory in seven for Burton as they make a late push for the top-six, while Southend’s misery continued.