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Southend United 0-0 Bury

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:

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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."

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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."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 18LeonardBooked at 65mins
  • 35Sokolik
  • 32EganBooked at 81mins
  • 4Laird
  • 16CliffordSubstituted forAtkinsonat 57'minutes
  • 7EastwoodSubstituted forCorrat 57'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forBarnardat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Prosser
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 12Atkinson
  • 21Payne
  • 39Barnard

Bury

  • 21JensenSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 45'minutes
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 11HusseyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forYoungat 88'minutes
  • 3McNulty
  • 34MillsBooked at 52mins
  • 29Veseli
  • 16Tutte
  • 19Soares
  • 17Akpa-Akpro
  • 10GrimesSubstituted forPlattat 58'minutes
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 14Young
  • 22Platt
  • 24Carroll
  • 27Burke
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 32Dudley
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
5,680

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.

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

Foul by Lewis Young (Bury).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Lewis Young replaces Chris Hussey.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

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

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

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Dismissal

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

Booking

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

Foul by John Egan (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Anthony Straker.

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

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

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

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

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

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

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

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

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

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

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

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield371812760342666
2Scunthorpe371617458372165
3Rochdale361971056391764
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd371414948371156
7Southend371313114436852
8York371313114438652
9Plymouth36149134040051
10Hartlepool371310144440449
11Cheltenham361114114146-547
12Morecambe361211134350-747
13Dag & Red361113124445-146
14Newport341111124346-344
15Wimbledon371111153642-644
16Mansfield371013143750-1343
17Bury35915114040042
18Bristol Rovers361012143440-642
19Portsmouth37915133851-1342
20Wycombe361011153844-641
21Accrington361011154047-741
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton36911163045-1538
24Torquay3689193354-2133
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