Match ends, Southend United 0, Wigan Athletic 0.
Wigan endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a goalless draw at Southend.
Leon Barnett saw his low shot cleared off the line by Will Atkinson as the Latics started brightly.
Barnett then saw another effort tipped over by Shrimpers keeper Dan Bentley, who also palmed away a long-range effort from Reece James.
Southend's John White shot just wide of the right post before Barnett slammed another effort against the crossbar.
Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We could have nicked it at the death from the set-piece and we looked a threat all day from corners. We have a few opportunities cleared off the line and the bar. I was disappointed it didn't go in but overall I think a draw was a fair result for both teams.
"Whenever [Leon] Barnett plays it's eventful, he puts his head on it in both boxes. I thought he defended excellently especially when we were put under a bit of pressure especially in the first half, it was a positive clean sheet.
"I think we know every game's difficult, it's very competitive. Everyone can take points from each other. We just need to concentrate on ourselves and keep trying to progress in terms of picking points and the way we play."
- 5ThompsonBooked at 86mins
- 12AtkinsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPigottat 77'minutes
- 9MooneyBooked at 17mins
- 28PearceBooked at 35mins
- 7McCannSubstituted forPerkinsat 42'minutesBooked at 45mins
- 22Francisco JúniorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
- 9GriggSubstituted forJacobsat 65'minutes
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Wigan Athletic 0.
Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Thompson.
Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).
John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Hand ball by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).
Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).
Attempt missed. David Mooney (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.
Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Barrett.
Attempt blocked. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).