Jaakkola 7 a couple of good saves, shocking defending in front of him in the first half'
Little 6 got forward ok and some decent crosses, Craig 6,5 not his best game but kept battling Kilgour 7 first league goal and the best of a suspect defence.
Rodman 7 a slow start but a good second half performance. Upson 7.5 M.o.M good second half , cracking goal. Ogogo 7 got better as the game went on. Sercombe 7 his second half performance sparked the entire midfield into life. Leahy 6 ok
Nichols 6 assist for Ogogo goal, worked hard but two half chances spurned Clarke - Harris worked hard, no where near fully fit
Subs: Adeboyejo N.o.l.e Smith N.o.l.e Hargreaves N.o.l.e
Crowd 7 small but supportive Ref 6 ok Southend 5 some good stuff but caved in when we woke up.
I think you have to rate them on the whole 90 minutes and it was such a Jekyll & Hyde performance the ratings for each half are markedly different: -
Jaakkola (8 + 7) 7.5 Two excellent saves in the first half kept us in it...0-4 at half time and we’d have been cooked. Little (2 + 7) 4.5 sluggish and vulnerable first half, combined better with Rodman in the second half. Kilgour (3 + 7) 5 hesitant and outpaced first half, looked a proper prospect throughout the second Craig (3 + 8) 5.5 Slow square passing across the back was inviting trouble first half, Captain’s performance after the break Leahy (2 + 7) 4.5 Anonymous first half, more involved in second 45 Ogogo (2 + 8) 5 bypassed in first 45, Tireless running second period. Upson (2 + 8) 5 bypassed in first 45, pulled the midfield strings after the break Sercombe (4 + 8) 6 probably our best outfield player in lacklustre first half, opened scoring opportunities in 2nd half Rodman (3 + 8) 5.5 two chalk & cheese halves. Nichols (4 + 6) 5 not the worst first half performance, not the best second half performance JCH (2 + 9) 5.5 invisible before the break, imperious after it
Adeboyejo 5 Smith NOLE Hargreaves NOLE
Crowd 8 Ref 5 Southend 7 first half, 4 second half...so 5.5
Going by second half as first half bad for my wellbeing. Jaakkola 7 could he he be faulted for either goal? Not sure
Little 6 Looked ok. Craig 7.5 Martialled defence effectively Kilgour 7 Also looked good.
Rodman 7 Some good runs up the wing. Upson 7.5 Back to something like his best. Ogogo 7.5 Pretty good, all action display. Read a good blog post about him this week. Sercombe 8.5 We've got our sercs back. Leahy 7 A thorn in Southend's side
Nichols 5 Still not great. Clarke-Harris 8
Subs: Adeboyejo 5 Smith 6 Hargreaves NOLE
Crowd 6.5 No songs. Where is the creativity? Ref 6 Decent Southend 5 Apart for the time wasting tactics, I warmed to them and felt a bit sorry for them. Quite liked their no. 9.
Little 5.5 good combination with Rodman 2nd half Craig 6 poor passing 1st half Kilgour 6 poor passing - great heart though
Rodman 6.5 very good 2nd half - wanted to take players on Upson 7 lovely goal - bossed the 2nd half Ogogo 6.5 much better 2nd - showed Nichols how to finish Sercombe 7 was everywhere 2nd half and showed his usual composure Leahy 6 steady.
Nichols 4.5 missed 2 gilt-edge chances 2nd half - same old story Clarke-Harris 6.5 completely unnerved Southend in the 2nd.
Subs: Adeboyejo 4 poor Smith - Hargreaves -
Crowd 7 Ref 6 Southend 8 1st half 3 2nd !
Cogs went direct through the middle 2nd and Southend crumbled. In my view we dearly miss Davies and I hope Cogs will go 4 -4 -2 a go in home games whilst Davies is out.
Jaakkola 7.5 - his brilliant first half save stopped the comeback being a step too far
Little 5 - terrible first half. Was constantly berating others for his mistakes. Got forward better in the second half but still could not kick a ball properly. Craig 6 - poor first half, good second half Kilgour 6 - same as Craig
Rodman 6.5 - was very threatening at times in the second half Upson 6 - poor until his great goal Ogogo 6.5 - looked lost in the first half but good after the break and took his goal well Sercombe 6.5 good at times Leahy 6 - quiet game
Nichols 6 - started very well but faded badly and looked disinterested for the rest of the first half. Second half was good although he should of scored right after the break but lacked the confidence to hit the ball first time. Not sure why substituted as when playing well has done better than the other two back up strikers. Clarke-Harris 6.5 - Poor in the first half but well up for it after the break
Subs: Adeboyejo 5 Smith 4 Hargreaves NOLE
Crowd 6 - Disappointingly small Ref 6 Southend 6 - Brilliant first half. No other team this season has ripped us apart so easily. Should of been four or five up at the break. Second half showed that if you put them under pressure they are actually quite poor.