David Worrall's third goal in five games secured Southend a 1-0 win against rock-bottom Hartlepool at Roots Hall.
The lively winger fired home the game's only goal midway through the second half.
And that ensured the Shrimpers immediately bounced back from last weekend's shock FA Cup defeat to Conference club Chester.
The Shrimpers were well worth the win and Worrall, Barry Corr and Kevan Hurst all forced Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders in to action in the first half.
Flinders impressively denied...