Southend missed the chance to close the gap on the top three after they shared a point with Rochdale.

Rochdale took the lead through Jamie Allen who fired a well-struck effort in to the top corner of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

A double goal-line clearance from Luke Prosser stopped Rochdale making it 2-0 before Kevan Hurst levelled prior to half time with a well-struck shot.

The Shrimpers came close to winning it when Barry Corr headed against the bar.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a tough game in tough conditions.

"I think we showed our heart and I believe that if we'd have scored a second goal, we would have won the game.

"The equaliser was unfortunate, probably avoidable, but I'm relatively pleased to come to Southend and get a point."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 18 Leonard Booked (Woodrow - 56' )
  • 15 Kiernan
  • 06 Prosser (Phillips - 45' )
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 08 Timlin Booked
  • 10 Corr
  • 14 Hurst
  • 11 Straker (Eastwood - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 05 Phillips
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 16 Clifford
  • 23 Thompson
  • 33 Woodrow

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 25 Rose
  • 22 O'Connell
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 05 Eastham (Cavanagh - 70' )
  • 40 Henderson (Done - 78' )
  • 12 Lund Booked
  • 29 Cummins
  • 24 Allen
  • 11 Hogan (Vincenti - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 07 Vincenti
  • 14 Héry
  • 16 Done
  • 21 Thomson
  • 39 Bunney
Ref: Graham Horwood
Att: 5,104

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

2 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

85:36 Booking

Booking Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

85:30

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

85:30

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:38

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

81:17

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

79:15

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

79:15

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Ian Henderson.

75:20

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

75:20

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:19

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

73:19

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Scott Hogan.

72:15

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

72:15

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:56

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

71:31

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

71:07

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

69:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Cavanagh replaces Ashley Eastham.

68:10

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

68:10

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:14

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:31

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:31

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

60:33

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

60:33

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:00

Attempt missed. Robert Kiernan (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

59:34

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

58:43

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

57:49

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

57:16

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

55:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Ryan Leonard.

55:36

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

55:36

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:23

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:45

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John White.

52:17

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:17

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

50:08

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

49:46

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John White.

49:09

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:09

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

47:42

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:42

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

45:17

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.

45:00 +5:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 1, Rochdale 1.

45:00 +4:39

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +4:39

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

45:00 +1:33

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

45:00 +1:33

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:15

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:15

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

44:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 1, Rochdale 1. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Timlin.

43:22

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

42:38

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).

42:38

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:40 Booking

Booking Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

38:27

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:27

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

37:48

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

37:25

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John White.

36:39

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:39

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

30:50

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

25:16

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:16

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

19:58

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) header from very close range is too high.

19:00

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:58

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

15:44

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:44

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Southend United).

14:53

Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

13:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 0, Rochdale 1. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

10:59

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

5:50

Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

4:37

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

4:37

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:09

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:09

Foul by Graham Cummins (Rochdale).

0:50

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

0:20

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

0:20

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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