Match ends, Southend United 3, Charlton Athletic 1.
Simon Cox bagged a brace to fire Southend United to a League One win against Charlton Athletic at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers striker scored in each half as Phil Brown's side ended a run of four successive defeats in all competitions.
Cox's first goal came after just two minutes when he netted with a neatly-controlled left-footed shot from close range.
And Southend doubled their lead in the 11th minute when experienced centre-back Michael Turner bagged his first Shrimpers goal, heading a right-wing free-kick from Anthony Wordsworth into the bottom left-hand corner.
A shell-shocked Charlton improved after the break and got back into the game in the 66th minute when ex-Southend loanee Ben Reeves sent a low, left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
But Southend hit back and made sure of a welcome win when Cox netted with a powerfully-struck low volley from 10 yards.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1OxleyBooked at 86mins
- 3CokerBooked at 63mins
- 44WrightSubstituted forWhiteat 80'minutes
- 18LeonardBooked at 38mins
- 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 74'minutes
- 50RangerBooked at 77minsSubstituted forFortunéat 86'minutes
- 15KonsaBooked at 90mins
- 3KashiSubstituted forLennonat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 18Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 87'minutes
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Charlton Athletic 1.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ben Coker.
Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).
Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).
Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).
Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild replaces Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
Mark Oxley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).
Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nile Ranger.
Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).
Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Delay in match Simon Cox (Southend United) because of an injury.