Match ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 2.
First-half goals from Conor Clifford and Luke Prosser earned Southend victory at Oxford United.
Clifford opened the scoring with a strike from outside the box and Prosser doubled their lead with a close-range header from Kevan Hurst's free kick.
Oxford pushed to get back in the game, but Daniel Bentley saved headers from James Constable and Michael Raynes.
Southend could have increased their lead, but Ryan Clarke saved well from Cauley Woodrow in a one-on-one.
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Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"[A win was a] long time overdue, to tell you the truth. There were two goals scored and there could have been a lot more.
"It's nice for Conor [Clifford] - he's only a young lad and when he was left out for a couple of games, he was disappointed.
"It's up to us to build them up and when they cross the white line they are ready for action. Conor showed that today.
"He showed a tremendous tenacity, he put his foot in when it needed to be put in, and got himself a goal."
- 14HallBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
- 7RiggSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 70'minutes
- 10SmalleySubstituted forConstableat 55'minutes
- 3CokerBooked at 82mins
- 14HurstSubstituted forStrakerat 88'minutes
- 33WoodrowSubstituted forReidat 85'minutes
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- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 2.
Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).
Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Prosser.
Hand ball by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).
Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).
Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Kevan Hurst.
Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Southend United. Craig Reid replaces Cauley Woodrow.
Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).
Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).
Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).