Southend United extended their winless run to 11 League Two games with a goalless draw against Bury.

Shrimpers striker Barry Corr was sent off with eight minutes to go after a tussle with Frederic Veseli.

Freddy Eastwood struck over the Shakers bar from eight yards in a game short on clear chances.

Southend defender John Egan's late header was the only effort on target all afternoon, but the home side still occupy the final play-off position.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"It was scruffy, scrappy and messy. There seemed a lot of fouls in it - too many fouls from both sides.

"We didn't really get a foothold in the game, only barring 20 minutes in the first half where I thought we started to dominate and control.

"In the early stages I did feel as though we had some penetration.

"We've earned the point here, there's no doubt about that. We've had to earn our stripes today and earn a point but it's another point and we're unbeaten again."

Southend manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"It's horrible when these games do come around. You don't want nil-nil draws, they'll never keep the crowds here."

Post match: Southend boss Brown

"In the first half, it was frustrating, they packed the midfield and almost played a 3-6-1, and it caused problems."

"The away teams have got no reason to play quality football, they just come here to get a point or three."

"We are crying out for quality, we've got it in the back four. With fourteen clean-sheets we should top of the league yet alone seventh."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White
  • 03 Coker
  • 18 Leonard Booked
  • 35 Sokolik
  • 32 Egan Booked
  • 04 Laird
  • 16 Clifford (Atkinson - 57' )
  • 07 Eastwood (Corr - 57' Dismissed )
  • 14 Hurst
  • 11 Straker (Barnard - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Prosser
  • 08 Timlin
  • 10 Corr
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 21 Payne
  • 39 Barnard

Bury

  • 21 Jensen (Charles-Cook - 45' )
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 11 Hussey Booked (Young - 88' )
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills Booked
  • 29 Veseli
  • 16 Tutte
  • 19 Soares
  • 17 Akpa-Akpro
  • 10 Grimes (Platt - 58' )
  • 15 Mayor

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 14 Young
  • 22 Platt
  • 24 Carroll
  • 27 Burke
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 32 Dudley
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 5,680

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

1 1

Corners

4 4

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.

90:00 +3:35

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

90:00 +3:35

Foul by Lewis Young (Bury).

90:00 +2:11

Attempt saved. Clive Platt (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:52

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

88:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Lewis Young replaces Chris Hussey.

86:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:03

Delay in match Danny Mayor (Bury) because of an injury.

83:59

Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:45

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

83:32

Attempt blocked. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:54

Daniel Bentley (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:54

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

82:25

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

81:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the red card for fighting.

80:25 Booking

Booking John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

80:21

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

80:21

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Anthony Straker.

74:03

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

70:50

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:21

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

68:05

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Coker.

67:08

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

67:08

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:12

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

66:12

Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:38 Booking

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

64:28

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

64:28

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:46

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

63:29

Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top left corner.

62:37

Attempt missed. Clive Platt (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

62:04

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

62:04

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:23

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

61:23

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:00

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:58

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

57:44

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

57:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Ashley Grimes.

56:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Conor Clifford.

56:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Freddy Eastwood.

56:03

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:03

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).

55:48

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

54:38

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

51:47 Booking

Booking Pablo Mills (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

51:31

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

51:31

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

50:37

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Coker.

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Bury 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Reice Charles-Cook replaces Brian Jensen because of an injury.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.

45:00 +1:11

Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:11

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).

43:50

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

43:50

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:49 Booking

Booking Chris Hussey (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

42:46

Hand ball by Chris Hussey (Bury).

35:42

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:42

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

33:00

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

28:42

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:42

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

27:38

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:38

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

26:29

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:29

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

26:09

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).

26:09

Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:42

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

24:42

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

22:52

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:27

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:26

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).

15:26

John Egan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:50

Delay in match Ryan Leonard (Southend United) because of an injury.

13:33

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

12:22

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

12:22

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

11:26

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).

11:26

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

10:04

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:04

Foul by John White (Southend United).

6:36

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

1:16

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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