What the press made of the latest home defeat
PHIL Brown said he had to score settle with Crewe Alexandra after losing to them in the 2013 Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley in just his third game in charge of Southend.
And there was a determined fist pump from the Blues boss at the final whistle as he saw two goals from Joe Pigott condemn the Alex to their third straight home defeat that left them bottom of League One.
Pigott's two strikes came either side of a Brad Inman goal in the opening seven minutes of the second half after the two had played out a turgid opening 45 minutes.
It means the Alex are now without a home win in 10 games, a run which stretches back to March and will continue to halt them in their bid to move up the table having gone in to the match on the back of four points out of six on the road.
Crewe Alex slipped back to the bottom of League One with a disappointing defeat to Southend United at Gresty Road on Tuesday night.
Joe Pigott’s second-half double consigned Steve Davis’s men to a third consecutive defeat at home and left them at the foot of the table.
It is now 10 games since the Alex fans saw a victory at Gresty Road, and few could argue they deserved more after a poor performance.
The Alex rode their luck in the first half, particularly when Pigott rattled the underside of the bar and George Ray hacked clear off the line.
The visitors were the better side in the first half but could not break the deadlock. Crewe went closest when Stephen Kingsley’s free-kick clipped the top of the bar.
The game sprung into life with three goals in five second-half minutes. Piggot got both from close range, the second after a lucky deflection saw a shot come back off the bar.
Sandwiched in between them was Brad Inman’s third of the season, a super run and finish, but the Railwaymen could not hit back for a second time.
JOE Pigott rediscovered his best form to fire Southend United to a 2-1 win at Crewe Alexandra tonight.
Having gone nine games without a goal, the striker scored twice in the space of six second half minutes to secure a third successive victory for the Shrimpers.
And his well taken brace also enabled Blues to move upto 10th in the League One table.
Southend certainly deserved their latest triumph against their struggling hosts.