CHELTENHAM Town boss Michael Duff felt his side produced a near-perfect away performance to win 2-0 at Southend United.

A 10th-minute penalty from Liam Sercombe and a 52nd-minute header from George Lloyd handed the Robins a comfortable victory at Roots Hall.

And Duff was happy to see his side return to winning ways after suffering a surprise 3-1 defeat to Grimsby last time out.

“We looked strong and it was a good reaction from Tuesday night,” said Duff.

“They didn’t really cause us any problems, we were totally dominant in the second half and we should have scored more goals.

“It was as good as an away performance I could’ve wished for.

“I was a bit disappointed at half-time because once we scored I thought we sort of went into cruise control.

“But we saw it out well and I was really pleased for Lloydy (George Lloyd) and I thought he deserved his goal.

“It’s a good result and you can’t take liberties with any team in this league.

“That’s also five clean sheets in five away games now so that always gives you a chance.”

The victory moved Cheltenham third in the table.