SOUTHEND United striker Danny Waldron was rewarded for his persistence in the Shrimpers’ win at AFC Flyde on Saturday.

Waldron missed three good chances in the first half before heading Blues in front after the break.

And the forward made sure he was not affected by the wasted opportunities.

“It’s frustrating but it happens as a striker,” said Waldron.

“You’re going to miss chances but you have to keep getting in the box and getting in the right place at the right time and hope one pays off.

“I had two cleared off the line and I didn’t think it was going to be my day but you just have to keep going.

“I just had to keep getting in the right position and luckily the last one went in.

“I was pleased to get a goal but I should’ve got a few more.”

Waldron now has three goals in 14 games for the Shrimpers.

And he was delighted his latest effort made sure of another three points for Kevin Maher’s in-form side.

“Once we got the first goal we looked like we would keep scoring,” said Waldron.

“We needed it but it was a great ball in from H(Harry Taylor) and it’s a good win for us.”

Blues are now unbeaten in their last 15 matches.

And Waldron is proud of the fine run of results.

“It’s a massive achievement,” said the striker.

“To go 15 unbeaten is testament to everyone here.

“We’ve worked hard and managed to start turning those draws into wins which is important.

“To get three points was massive but a lot of hard work goes into it.

“It’s about getting the basics right, having good quality on the pitch and scoring goals when the opportunities come.

“Scoring first recently has helped us too.”

And Blues have also been boosted by the brilliant support coming their way.

“It’s massive,” said Waldron.

“When we were there at the end clapping them we said we couldn’t believe how many had travelled so far.

“A big thanks to them and it does help massively.”

Blues now complete their National League season at home to Rochdale this weekend and, as things stand, they do still have a chance of making the play-offs.

However, midweek matches could rule out a top seven finish for the Shrimpers and Waldron knows there is only so much they can do.

“We’ll try and win our game and see what happens,” he said.

“It’s not in our hands.”