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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Simon Cox (2', 79')
  • Michael Turner (11')
  • Ben Reeves (66')

Simon Cox bags brace as Southend see off Charlton

Simon Cox bagged a brace to fire Southend United to a 3-1 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.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2