SOUTHEND United star Jack Bridge is eyeing up double digits for the second season in succession after scoring twice in Blues' 4-2 win against Boreham Wood.

Bridge has now hit the back of the net eight times this season.

But the wing-back remains hungry for more as he strives to reach the target he sets himself at the start of every campaign.

"Hopefully I can get to double figures," said Bridge, who scored 13 times last term.

"That's my target every season.

"Last season I got it and hopefully I can finish strongly this season and do it again now."

Bridge put Blues 3-0 up against Boreham Wood with a well-taken strike before scoring from the penalty spot in the second half.

And he was delighted with the double strike which helped to secure another three points for the Shrimpers.

"I'm really pleased," said Bridge.

"I said I wanted to get more goals from open play so it was nice to get that one and the penalty topped it off.

"I don't know what it is but we always seem to get one when we play Boreham Wood.

"I said it at their place that we'd get a penalty and today as well.

"You just know you're going to get one because it's the one I missed last season but thankfully it hit the back of the net and put us further in front."

Bridge's brace helped to make it 13 games unbeaten for Kevin Maher's side.

And the 28-year-old thought the victory spoke volumes for the side's spirit.

"In the last month or so there just seems to have been so many games and so much travelling," said Bridge.

"Last week was busy in particular with a lot of games in a short space of time so to win like that is brilliant.

"It's a great result and the first half in particular was a great performance.

"In the second half we settled into it a bit and they got their goal and applied a bit of pressure but we dealt with that."

However, Bridge admitted it was far from straightforward.

"We know what Boreham Wood are like and what they can do," said Bridge.

"They're fighting and scrapping and we knew they would do that in the second half because of the situation they're in."

Boreham Wood remain three points from safety towards the foot of the table.

But the Shrimpers remain 10th in the table, despite the off field issues they have faced this season.

"It's a real credit to everyone involved when you think about all we've been through," said Bridge.

"To keep going and put in a performance like that is brilliant.

"It's been really tough at times but we always know what we can do with the brilliant staff and players we have here.

"But we still have three games to go and want to finish strongly."