THINGS are going well for at least two of the Sodje soccer family.
While Sam is struggling to tie down a regular Premiership berth at Reading and Akpo was on the losing side as Port Vale slumped 2-0 at home to Swansea on Saturday, brother Efe (like Akpo, a former Town player) won rave reviews for his performance as Southend drew 1-1 with Plymouth.
And Onome, nephew of the three brothers, scored the goal which meant Gravesend and Northfleet became the first side to beat Oxford in the Conference this season.
Onome, 18, was released by Charlton in the Summer, but is making his mark with the Kent side.
Saturday's was his third goal in five starts, and he enthused: "That's the best we've played all season."
Gravesend are healthily placed in fifth, but Onome believes Oxford will win the title.
"They have quality in depth," he said of the club who are trying to win back their league place at the first attempt under veteran Jim Smith.
"Only one defeat in 19 matches speaks volumes for them."
Meanwhile centre-back Efe, who played 76 times for Town between August 2003 and March 2005, when he joined Yeovil, played through the pain barrier against Plymouth.
He had surgery after breaking a finger during the Shrimpers' superb 1-0 Carling Cup victory over Manchester United, which set up a quarter-final clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Efe, 34, is eager to help Southend repeat their Carling success in the Championship, and climb away from the bottom of the table (they are three points adrift of Barnsley).
They are next in action away to Colchester, the other club promoted automatically from League I last season, on Saturday.