It's all RIGHT now for Southend United's Ben Coker

Ben Coker celebrates scoring for Southend United against Stevenage on Saturday

Ben Coker celebrates scoring for Southend United against Stevenage on Saturday

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BEN Coker was left wracking his memory following Southend United’s 2-0 win against Stevenage on Saturday.

The left-back netted Blues’ second goal of the game with a controlled finish from the edge of the penalty area at Roots Hall.

And the 25-year-old was unable to recall any previous efforts with his right foot.

“I honestly can’t remember the last goal I scored with my right foot,” smiled Coker.

“I think it would’ve been when I was much younger but it was nice to see it go in and get on the score-sheet.

“It was there to be hit and I was delighted to hit the back of the net.”

But Coker, who was joined on the score-sheet by striker Myles Weston, was just as delighted to help the Shrimpers secure a clean sheet.

And Blues are now the only team in League Two yet to concede a goal so far this season.

“After we scored the second goal Stevenage had a spell of pressure but we handled it well and it was great to get another clean sheet,” said Coker.

“The back four and the back unit as a while did well dealing with what was thrown at us. We had to stand up to the challenge and we did just that.”

The determined defensive display helped to make it two successive victories for Southend, who also won 1-0 at Accrington on the opening day of the season.

But Blues won their first three games of the previous campaign and Coker is now keen to repeat that this time around when AFC Wimbledon visit Roots Hall tomorrow.

“We’ve started this season well now, just like last year,” said Coker.

“However, we want to keep it going and not peter out like we did a little bit last year.”

That would give Coker and his team-mates plenty to celebrate, just like after his goal on Saturday.

The Shrimpers players charged towards their supporters circling their eyes with their hands.

And Coker revealed it was to poke fun at midfielder Will Atkinson who is currently sporting a pair of unusual glasses to help recover from an eye injury.

“Will has hurt his eye and he has to wear some big old glasses for a few weeks,” said the defender.

“We said we would do that celebration it if we scored and we all found it quite funny!”

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