York failed to score for their fourth consecutive home game as play-off chasing Southend left Bootham Crescent with a point.

Ryan Bowman forced Daniel Bentley into a low save and Michael Coulson and Will Hayhurst also went close for the hosts.

Kevan Hurst fired the visitors' best chance of the first half wide, while Barry Corr sent two headers off target.

Coulson came close to winning it for the Minstermen late on but his effort was blocked on the line.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"They're not easy to win. Like the Cheltenham game you're playing against a decent team who have been in the league for a long time.

"It's never an easy situation but I can't really fault the players.

"I thought some of the play at times was very good, the commitment and work ethic was high quality.

"So at home maybe we need just that rub of the green to take us over the line, but the important thing is that we are working at it and towards it so that's a good thing."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies Booked
  • 10 Penn
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe
  • 12 Carson
  • 37 Reed
  • 19 Bowman Booked (Jarvis - 71' )
  • 07 Coulson (Dickinson - 91' )
  • 26 Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 25 Dickinson
  • 28 Puri

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 15 Bolger (Phillips - 79' )
  • 23 Thompson
  • 14 Hurst
  • 18 Leonard
  • 10 Corr Booked
  • 08 Timlin (Payne - 56' )
  • 11 Straker (Laird - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 05 Phillips
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 21 Payne
  • 28 Williams
  • 29 Gomis
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 3,628

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

6 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 0, Southend United 0.

90:00 +3:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 0, Southend United 0.

90:00 +3:07

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

90:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Chris Dickinson replaces Michael Coulson.

89:22

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

89:22

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

86:23 Booking

Booking Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

86:19

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:19

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

85:05

Attempt saved. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:13

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:13

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

79:59

Attempt blocked. Mark Phillips (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

79:34

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by William Hayhurst.

79:01

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

79:01

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Mark Phillips replaces Cian Bolger because of an injury.

77:20

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:51

Delay in match Cian Bolger (Southend United) because of an injury.

75:15

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

74:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Anthony Straker.

70:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

70:03

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

69:26

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

67:14

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:25

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

63:23

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

62:23

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

62:23

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

61:11

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

61:11

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

58:16

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

56:11

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

55:06 Substitution

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

54:49

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:49

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

53:52

Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Southend United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:26 Booking

Booking Ben Davies (York City) is shown the yellow card.

53:19

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

53:19

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:43

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

50:10

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

50:10

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

49:13

Attempt missed. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

47:32

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

47:32

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

45:36

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:36

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:46

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

45:00 +0:14

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:14

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

44:02

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

40:29

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:29

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

38:39

Corner, York City. Conceded by John White.

37:40

Corner, York City. Conceded by John White.

37:32

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

36:25

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

36:25

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:21

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:21

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

30:10 Booking

Booking Ryan Bowman (York City) is shown the yellow card.

30:00

Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:53

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

29:05

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:01

Corner, York City. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

27:48

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20:43

Anthony Straker (Southend United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

12:38

Corner, York City. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

12:31

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

11:45

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

11:21

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:21

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

10:11

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:19

Delay in match Russell Penn (York City) because of an injury.

2:03

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:03

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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