Salford City returned to the Sky Bet League Two play-offs with a comfortable win against Southend United.
A high tempo start resulted in Jordan Turnbull pressurising Harry Lennon into a first half own goal.
James Wilson scored for a third consecutive home game to double The Ammies’ lead before Ian Henderson completed the scoring, nodding in a fine Ash Hunter cross.
Three goals, three points and a first home league win of the season made for a pleased interim Head Coach Paul Scholes.
“[I’m] Very pleased, I thought we know what we tried to do from the Port Vale game and I thought the lads carried it out really well, they worked so hard as well which is important.
“We know to win games in this league it’s going to be really hard and you’re going to have to work really hard for the full 90 minutes.
“We did that tonight and we know with the quality we’ve got up front that we can score goals.”
Scholes made three changes to the side that was beaten at Vale Park on Saturday, with Tom Clarke coming in at right-back, Brandon Thomas-Asante up top and Oscar Threlkeld in the middle. Threlkeld in particular caught the eye in an impressive all-round performance.
“You couldn’t fault the team I thought everyone of them performed really well, I thought Oscar especially was outstanding in the centre of the pitch. I
“t’s not somewhere he’s played for us that often he usually plays right back, but centre midfield today he won the ball, tackled, passed it well as well, I thought he was excellent.”