Match ends, Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.
John White's late own goal secured Crawley a draw at Southend in the first round of the FA Cup.
The Shrimpers started strongly and took an early lead through Michael Kightly, but the visitors replied in the 85th minute with White putting the ball past his own goalkeeper.
Southend dominated the opening exchanges with Simon Cox wasting two excellent early chances to open the scoring before the Shrimpers did make the breakthrough with Cox teeing up Kightly to score his first goal of the season.
Crawley had Ollie Palmer's header ruled out for offside 10 minutes before the break and enjoyed the better of the second half as Southend sat back on their lead.
Cox curled a rare effort inches wide of the right post before the visitors began to get on top with Joe McNerney sending a close-range header against the top of the crossbar.
But Crawley were not to be denied and, in the 85th minute, White diverted Filipe Morais' left-wing cross into his own net to set up a replay.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 48WhiteBooked at 65mins
- 8DiengBooked at 76mins
- 7KightlySubstituted forBunnat 71'minutes
- 10CoxBooked at 72mins
- 31RobinsonSubstituted forYearwoodat 71'minutes
- 16MaguireBooked at 89mins
- 14FrancombSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 57'minutes
- 11GambinSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 80'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.
Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Joe Maguire (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Joe Maguire (Crawley Town).
Own Goal by John White, Southend United. Southend United 1, Crawley Town 1.
Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.
Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).
Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).
Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Luke Gambin.
Foul by John White (Southend United).
Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).
Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John White.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lewis Young.