Southend United manager Kevin Bond gave an impassioned speech following his side’s fifth consecutive defeat, at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, writes JIM TATUM.

Wanderers came from two goals down with 35 minutes to go, to win 4-3 and move up to third in the table.

Shrimpers’ boss Bond said: "It’s like a knife to the heart. It’s bitterly disappointing but we’ve really only got ourselves to blame.

"We can’t defend a two-goal lead.

"Words fail me when it’s so important to us at this stage, everybody was aware of that. I would expect us to see the game out.

"Personally, it’s killing me".

The only teams below Southend after five games are Bolton and Bury, who both started the season with a 12-point deduction.

Despite leading by two goals twice during the game, courtesy of goals from Brandon Goodship and a Stephen Humphrys brace, with a Mark Millagan own goal in between, the Seasiders were sunk by goals from Scott Kashket and Anthony Stewart, with the former bagging two, including a 92nd-minute winner.

More misery was poured onto Bolton Wanderers as they were thumped 5-0 by leaders Ipswich.

Town boss, Paul Lambert, was respectful of Bolton’s situation, but praised his side’s professionalism.

He said: "It was difficult for Bolton with the situation they are in and the kids in the team, but we did a professional job.

"It’s been a decent start to the season for us. We have only played a handful of games, but we are playing well, and everyone is together and that’s the main thing."

Ipswich despatched Bolton, with goals from Gwion Edwards and a brace each from James Norwood and Kayden Jackson.

Bolton’s status is still uncertain, with former manager Phil Parkinson leaving the club earlier this week.

Elsewhere in League One, Peterborough were 4-0 winners at MK Dons, as Mohamed Eisa scored a brace.

Sunderland continued their winning form as Chris Maguire bagged a hat-trick in a routine 3-1 win at home to Wimbledon, while Lincoln City lost back-to-back games for the first time this season, after they were beaten 2-1 away to Doncaster.

Also, a 2-0 home win for Fleetwood against 10-man Accrington Stanley, helped them move intothe top six, with Sean McConville receiving his marching orders for Stanley in the second half.

League One results in full:

Bolton Wanderers 0-5 Ipswich Town

Bristol Rovers 3-1 Oxford United

Coventry City 1-0 Gillingham

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Lincoln City

Fleetwood Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Milton Keynes Dons 0-4 Peterborough United

Rochdale 0-0 Blackpool Portsmouth P-P Rotherham United

Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Burton Albion

Sunderland 3-1 AFC Wimbledon

Tranmere Rovers P-P Bury

Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 Southend United