Paul Sturrock has not ruled out Southend's chances of securing automatic promotion following their 2-0 home win over AFC Wimbledon.
Freddy Eastwood put the Shrimpers ahead in the 70th minute of Monday's League Two clash at Roots Hall and then set up Anthony Grant's winner in the 90th minute to make sure of the points.
Sturrock had hoped for a maximum six points from Blues' Easter matches but had to settle for three following a 2-0 defeat at Bradford on Good Friday.
"If we win at Torquay next week, then we are only three points behind them and that would put some pressure on them," said Sturrock, whose fifth-placed team head to Plainmoor next weekend to take on the second-placed Gulls.
"The fat lady still has not sung on us getting automatic promotion yet.
"The first half was a bit of a downer and I think there was a lack of confidence in the side following on from what happened at Bradford.
"But Freddy's goal stopped that and we got the confidence back and went up two or three gears to make it quite a comfortable win. The game unfolded in our favour and a few wee things we changed helped that. To get a result at home you have to play at a high tempo and that's something a stressed to the players at half-time.
"But it was great to see Freddy and Anthony getting goals and for us to get back to winning ways."