Hartlepool continued their fine away form as Oldham set an unwanted record at Boundary Park following a 3-0 defeat.
The Latics have now gone 10 home league games without a win - their worst run for 89 years - and they were comprehensively sunk by goals from James Brown, Leon McSweeney and Denis Behan.
A second-half hat-trick from striker Lee Barnard gave Southend their first league win of the season as they beat Leyton Orient 3-0 at Roots Hall.
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