League Two
Bristol Rovers0Southend0

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Southend United

Daniel Bentley

Southend United closed the gap on the play-offs to a point with a goalless draw at Bristol Rovers.

Tom Parkes headed Steven Gillespie's cross over the bar as Rovers started well, while Daniel Bentley produced a reaction save to deny John-Joe O'Toole.

At the other end, Ryan Leonard dragged his shot wide.

Steve Mildenhall saved from Kevan Hurst, Michael Timlin and Lee Barnard after the break to help Rovers move five points clear of the drop zone.

O'Toole had two chances to win it for the hosts, but both headers were kept out by Bentley.

Southend gave a debut to new signing Jamar Loza. The 19-year-old Norwich striker, who joined on a one-month loan prior to kick-off, appeared for the final 21 minutes at the Memorial Stadium.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 32O'TooleBooked at 23minsSubstituted forClarksonat 89'minutes
  • 6ParkesBooked at 12mins
  • 29McChrystal
  • 30LockyerBooked at 88mins
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19Beardsley
  • 8GillespieSubstituted forSantosat 77'minutes
  • 39MohamedSubstituted forHarroldat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Woodards
  • 7Clarkson
  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 25Clucas
  • 33Santos

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2White
  • 3Coker
  • 8Timlin
  • 32Egan
  • 35Sokolik
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forStrakerat 86'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 7EastwoodSubstituted forLozaat 69'minutes
  • 39Barnard
  • 14Hurst

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Prosser
  • 9Loza
  • 11Straker
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,028

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. David Clarkson replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Jamar Loza (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Will Atkinson.

Attempt missed. Jamar Loza (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Stephen Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

Hand ball by Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jamar Loza replaces Freddy Eastwood.

Attempt missed. Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kevan Hurst.

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Hand ball by Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 0, Southend United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces Kaid Mohamed.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale372071059392067
2Chesterfield381812861362566
3Scunthorpe371617458372165
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7Plymouth37159134241154
8Southend381314114436853
9York371313114438652
10Hartlepool381310154441349
11Dag & Red371213124646049
12Cheltenham371115114247-548
13Morecambe371211144455-1147
14Newport361112134549-445
15Accrington371111154548-344
16Wimbledon371111153642-644
17Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
18Mansfield371013143750-1343
19Bury36915124142-142
20Wycombe371012153945-642
21Portsmouth37915133851-1342
22Exeter371011164249-741
23Northampton37911173048-1838
24Torquay3799193555-2036
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