Luke Prosser's late header earned Southend a point at Accrington.

Stanley led with an own goal from Mark Phillips, the Shrimpers' centre-back turning Lee Naylor's cross into his own net just after the hour mark.

Home keeper Andrew Dawber made a series of fine saves, twice denying Michael Timlin, while George Bowerman twice failed to hit the target for the hosts.

And Dawber was powerless to prevent Prosser nodding in Kevan Hurst's corner to ensure the points were shared.

Southend are still in the play-off places, three points behind leaders Chesterfield, while Accrington are three points above the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Southend are as good a side as we've played. It shows how far we've come to be disappointed not to take all three points.

"We showed excellent passages of play and some excellent defending, apart from their goal.

"The centre-half has headed it unmarked and it's just a lack of communication. It's unfortunate that one of the smallest things in the game is the thing that's cost us two points."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Accrington Stanley

  • 22 Dawber
  • 16 Hunt
  • 27 Naylor
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred Booked
  • 06 Winnard
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 08 Richardson
  • 44 Bowerman (Gray - 77' )
  • 02 Murphy
  • 11 Naismith

Substitutes

  • 03 Liddle
  • 07 McCartan
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 08 Timlin (Payne - 72' )
  • 05 Phillips
  • 06 Prosser
  • 14 Hurst
  • 18 Leonard
  • 33 Woodrow (Corr - 66' )
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 11 Straker (Eastwood - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 10 Corr
  • 16 Clifford
  • 21 Payne
  • 23 Thompson
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 1,333

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

4 8

Corners

6 8

Fouls

4 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +2:16

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:16

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

90:00 +1:53

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +1:53

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

89:05

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

89:05

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:54

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

86:33

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Dawber.

86:23

Attempt saved. Mark Phillips (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

85:26 Booking

Booking Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

85:23

Hand ball by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

84:24

Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

83:43

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

82:42

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

81:27

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by John White.

81:17

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

80:38

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by John White.

79:08

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:08

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

77:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 1. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

77:12

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

77:03

Attempt blocked. John White (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces George Bowerman.

75:17

Attempt saved. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:25

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:10

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

74:04

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:19

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Michael Timlin.

65:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Cauley Woodrow.

62:37 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Mark Phillips, Southend United. Accrington Stanley 1, Southend United 0.

61:27

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:27

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

58:58

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

58:47

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

57:57

Attempt saved. Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Anthony Straker.

54:54

Attempt saved. Anthony Straker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:00

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:58

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

52:30

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

52:20

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:00

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

47:46

George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:46

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

46:09

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:09

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Southend United 0.

38:43

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

37:15

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:15

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

34:02

Attempt missed. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

33:51

Attempt saved. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

31:49

Hand ball by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

30:33

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

29:11

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

27:49

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Naylor.

27:19

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:15

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

20:47

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

20:14

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

18:59

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18:25

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Dawber.

18:10

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Dawber.

17:58

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

12:18

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:18

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

11:11

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:05

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

9:05

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:38

Foul by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

6:38

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:48

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:33

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:35

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:35

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

2:52

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:52

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

2:01

Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:01

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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