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Southend United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

League One strugglers Southend and Tranmere played out an uneventful draw at Roots Hall.

The two teams, who remain in the relegation zone, rarely threatened during a drab encounter which lacked both quality and excitement.

Tranmere went close early on with Neil Danns having a long-range effort pushed wide of the left-hand post by Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley before Kieron Morris fired an effort wide of the opposite upright.

Oxley then rushed off his line to deny Morris when he was clean through on goal before Southend replied with Sam Mantom flashing a free-kick wide of the far post.

After the break, Danns fired wide from long range and Southend hit back as Tom Hopper headed Mantom's left-wing corner over the crossbar.

The Shrimpers have now gone 11 league games without a win following the appointment of Sol Campbell in October and sit 14 points from safety after securing just their second clean sheet of the season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 48White
  • 8Dieng
  • 15Kiernan
  • 2Bwomono
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 78minsSubstituted forBarrattat 90'minutes
  • 5Milligan
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 9Hopper
  • 7HumphrysSubstituted forKelmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Bishop
  • 14Goodship
  • 23Kelman
  • 25Barratt
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali

Tranmere

  • 31Chapman
  • 2WoodsSubstituted forRidehalghat 90+4'minutes
  • 24ClarkeBooked at 41mins
  • 6MontheBooked at 16mins
  • 14Caprice
  • 35DannsBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 78'minutes
  • 17Perkins
  • 36Woodyard
  • 7Morris
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forMullinat 39'minutesBooked at 40mins
  • 10FerrierBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 9Mullin
  • 20Gilmour
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
5,988

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Attempt blocked. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Calum Woods because of an injury.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam Barratt replaces Jason Demetriou.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Alex Woodyard (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Mark Milligan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jason Demetriou following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Taylor replaces Neil Danns.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Woodyard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Offside, Southend United. Jason Demetriou tries a through ball, but Elvis Bwomono is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rob Kiernan with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Charlie Kelman replaces Stephen Humphrys.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt saved. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Hopper with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Booking

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Alex Woodyard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Milligan (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe2512853226644
3Ipswich24118537231441
4Coventry24101133526941
5Oxford Utd24116742251739
6Sunderland24108635241138
7Portsmouth2410863629738
8Doncaster23107636231337
9Peterborough25107844341037
10Fleetwood2310673730736
11Burton2410683330336
12Bristol Rovers2410683032-236
13Blackpool2481063228434
14Gillingham2581072824434
15Shrewsbury248972226-433
16Lincoln City2594123032-231
17Accrington2578103537-229
18Rochdale2584132941-1228
19MK Dons2574142737-1025
20Wimbledon2566133038-824
21Tranmere2457122743-1622
22Southend2517172765-3810
23Bolton2247111848-307
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