Match ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 1.
Southend United ended a run of four straight away league defeats with victory over Oxford United thanks to Michael Kightly's late winner.
On his return to the team, Kightly rose to head in striker Theo Robinson's cross in the 79th minute.
It was only Oxford's second defeat in 17 games in front of nearly 9,000, their biggest league gate of the season.
The hard-working Blues closed down well and restricted the home team to few clear-cut scoring opportunities.
Jamie Mackie had a goal disallowed for the U's in the first half, the striker straying offside before turning in Gavin Whyte's cross.
Southend had a near-miss when Robinson stretched but was just unable to turn in Simon Cox's chipped cross over the goalkeeper.
Oxford centre-half Curtis Nelson volleyed Cameron Brannagan's free kick across the face of the goal and wide.
In the second half, James Henry narrowly missed turning in Whyte's low cross from the right and went close with a fizzing 20-yard drive.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 4DickieBooked at 45mins
- 15MousinhoSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
- 10BrowneSubstituted forLittleat 71'minutes
- 19MackieBooked at 87mins
- 2BwomonoBooked at 73mins
- 7KightlySubstituted forWhiteat 90+1'minutes
- 16YearwoodSubstituted forHyamat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10CoxBooked at 90minsSubstituted forCliffordat 90+6'minutes
- Tim Robinson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 1.
Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Southend United. Tom Clifford replaces Simon Cox.
Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).
Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) because of an injury.
Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Michael Kightly.
Luke Hyam (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Hyam (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Taylor Moore.
Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Hyam.
Attempt blocked. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).
Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).