County 3 Southend 1
NEWPORT County AFC moved into the League Two play-off places with a comfortable home win over Southend United at Rodney Parade.
Conor Washington and substitute Andrew Hughes both celebrated their new contracts with first half goals, either side of Ben Coker's leveller from a free-kick for the visitors.
Ismail Yakubu made the points secure with a header after the break and County could have won by more.
Washington, Chris Zebroski, Tom Naylor and Robbie Willmott all went close to adding to the Exiles lead as Justin Edinburgh's men dominated proceedings against a side who had been unbeaten away from home since August.
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