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Southend United manager Phil Brown: "This is not a crisis because we are still in the play offs.
"It's nothing to do with the system. Systems don't win you games, it's the mentality of the players that does.
"One or two harsh words were said after the game and things were pointed out to certain players.
"Northampton deserved the win and we just didn't fight like they did in the second half which frustrates me."
"The first half our battling capabilities were there for all to see but they weren't in the second."
Match report now online
Northampton 2, Blues 1
Mark Phillips booked for a foul.
Four minutes of added on time to be played.
Blues make their final change with Jason Williams coming on for Anthony Straker
Michael Timlin booked for a foul
Northampton the better team here right now and look more likely to score.
He replaces Marc Laird
Kevan Hurst about to come on
Chris Hackett heads home for the hosts but it's ruled out for offside
Emile Sinclair beat Mark Phillips on the right hand side and teed up Chris Hackett to fire home from 12 yards.
Northampton 2, Blues 1. Hackett
Blues make their own change with Freddy Eastwood coming on for Lee Barnard
Double change for Northampton. Alan Connell on for John Marquis and Ian Morris for Brennan Dickenson
The second half is underway
The second half is underway
The officials are booed back on to the pitch by the home fans
Attendance: 3, 846 with 377 from Blues
First half stats
Northampton shots on target: 2, Corners: 1: Blues shots on target: 3, Corners: 2
Tackles were flying in during that half. Home fans giving the ref plenty of stick. Don't really know why!
Northampton 1, Blues 1
Two minutes of added on time to be played.
Anthony Straker tees up Barry Corr but he can only fire a weak shot straight at the keeper
What a miss. Ricky Ravenhill fires over from six yards. Huge chance for Northampton.
Apologies for the lack of updates, been having issues with internet connection which have hopefully now been sorted.
Ryan Leonard's right wing cross is volleyed wide by Marc Laird
Timlin broke the offside trap and finished well to put Blues back level
Northampton 1, Blues 1. Timlin
Northampton 1, Blues 0. Mathias Kouo-Doumbe on target.
Blues are playing three at the back with Ryan Leonard sitting in a deep midfield position just in front of them.
The game is underway
Northampton Town: Duke, McSweeney, Carter, Sinclair, Marquis, Hackett, Diamond, Kouo-Doumbe, Robertson, Ravenhill, Dickenson
Subs: Morris, Tozer, Snedker, Deegan, Connell, Toney & German
Three changes for Blues tonight with Lee Barnard, Mark Phillips and Marc Laird all coming back in to the side.
Phillips comes in for the injured Cian Bolger and looks set to line up alongside John White after Adam Thompson dropped out with a calf problem.
Ryan Leonard is likely to be at right-back with Marc Laird taking his slot in midfield.
Further forward, Barnard will partner Barry Corr as Kevan Hurst drops down on to the bench.
Southend United: Bentley, Leonard, White, Phillips, Coker, Atkinson, Timlin, Laird, Straker, Barnard, Corr
Subs: P Smith, Eastwood, Hurst, Payne, Banton, Williams & Gomis