Southend United Manager Phil Brown’s apologised to supporters after his side were thumped 5-0 at Rotherham in League One.
Brown says the Blues were poor from start to finish – and were beaten by a better team.
Elsewhere yesterday Colchester picked up their first point of the League One season – Mickael Mandron on target in a 1-1 with Stevenage.
Chelmsford City made it three wins out of three in National League South with a 2-1 victory at Bath – Braintree also remain unbeaten after defeating Chippenham 2-0.
And Billericay kicked off their Isthmian Premier season with a surprise 0-1 home defeat to Kingstonian.