Date: 19th January 2015 at 11:13am
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After twice being behind, and yet again ending a game with ten men, a later goal was enough to give Southend a three-two win at Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium on Saturday. We also ended with Phil Brown having also been sent to the stands.

Oxford were ahead early in the game when a Will Hoskins lay off was finished by Callum O’Dowda but we soon drew level when David Worrall headed home a Barry Coker cross to make it one-one.

The latest sending off saw Gary Deegan off in the first when his foul on Michael Collins brought him a second yellow card, with the Oxford lead restored in first half injury time when O’Dowda’s corner was headed home by Sam Long.

Coke was the creator of our equaliser minutes into the second half when his cross was headed home by Charlton Athletic loanee Joe Pigott for his first goal for us since his arrival to make it two-two.

Even though we played an hour with ten men and Brown ended in the stands due to persistent encroachment, and Oxford had twice seen efforts cleared off the line, we still got a winner when a Barry Corr came off the substitutes bench to score a winner as Coker completed his hat trick of assists.

After being twice behind coming back to earn a point would’ve been good, even more so with 10-men, but to get all three points was even better.

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