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Southend United 3-0 Oxford United

Jamar Loza

Jamar Loza scored one goal and set up two as Southend moved into the League Two play-off spots by beating fellow promotion hopefuls Oxford in Gary Waddock's first game as U's boss.

The hosts went ahead when Loza's cross found Michael Timlin whose miskick was turned in by Will Atkinson.

Lee Barnard coolly slotted the second from the penalty spot after Loza was fouled by away goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

And Loza showed superb strength to beat two men and add a classy late third.

The result takes Southend into seventh in the table, one place and three points behind Oxford.

Waddock was appointed Oxford boss on Saturday after leaving his role as head of coaching at MK Dons.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"We did both ends of the game tonight in the right manner. We defended valiantly, Oxford did threw the kitchen sink at us, but we were 2-0 up at the time.

"It was down to the absolute quality in the final third. It could have been more than three, but we could have conceded as well.

"It was his [Jamar Loza's] night. He made the first goal, made the penalty and then made himself a great goal.

"He showed the quality tonight, we borrowed him from Norwich, hopefully Chris Hughton will not be dragging him back now because he might need a quality striker and he's certainly loaned one to us."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18Leonard
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32Egan
  • 14Hurst
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forLairdat 72'minutes
  • 9Loza
  • 39BarnardSubstituted forStrakerat 87'minutes
  • 12Atkinson

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16Clifford
  • 21Payne

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 34Bevans
  • 13Hunt
  • 17RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 65'minutes
  • 30Long
  • 6Wright
  • 11Potter
  • 37Ruffels
  • 10Smalley
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forConnollyat 80'minutes
  • 7RiggSubstituted forWilliamsat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 15Williams
  • 16Whing
  • 18Davies
  • 21Crocombe
  • 22Wroe
  • 24Connolly
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,078

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 3, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Oxford United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Lee Barnard.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 3, Oxford United 0. Jamar Loza (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Wright.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

  7. Post update

    Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces James Constable.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Long (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Smalley.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

  19. Post update

    James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Michael Timlin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7Southend3914141147361156
8York381413114538755
9Plymouth381510134342155
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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