West Ham boss David Moyes says the players have upped their work ethic and energy levels in the time he’s been at the club.
They made it five games unbeaten at home in all competitions with a 2-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League.
In League One Southend have now made it three games unbeaten since new boss Chris Powell took over.
The Blues won 3-1 against Wigan.
In League Two Colchester drew 1-1 with Carlisle and are down to eleventh in the table.
In the National League South Chelmsford beat Dartford 2-1, Braintree lost 2-0 to Bath, Concord lost 1-0 to Weston Super Mare and East Thurrock drew 0-0 with Eastbourne.
And in the Isthmian Premier Billericay drew 2-2 with the Metropolitan Police