Corr boosts Shrimpers play-off push
Barry Corr's second-half strike secured Southend a 1-0 win against Accrington and virtually a place in the play-offs.
The Irishman's close-range finish means the sixth placed Shrimpers are now six points clear of Oxford, who are eighth, with just two games to go.
And only a swing of 10 goals can now deny Blues a top seven finish.
Southend were made to battle for their latest triumph and the first half was short of excitement and any action until they almost opened the scoring just before the break when Ryan Leonard headed a right-wing cross from John White just inches wide of the left post.
However, the Shrimpers made the vital breakthrough in the 64th minute, with Corr bagging his 11th goal of the season.
The targetman fired a fine finish in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net from 12 yards after being teed up by Will Atkinson.
Accrington rarely threatened but almost levelled when substitute Shay McCartan had a volley tipped wide by Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.