Match ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.
Robbie Willmott's woeful penalty miss cost Newport County victory against promotion-chasing Southend United.
The winger hit his second-half spot-kick yards wide of goal after Mark Phillips had brought down Ryan Burge.
Lee Barnard, saw his shot blocked in the first half, as did Harry Worley at the other end.
Will Atkinson headed against an Exiles post as Southend moved to within a point of League Two's top three.
Willmott had another chance to secure the points for the Welsh side, hitting keeper Daniel Bentley when clean through in injury time, as eighth-place County went a fifth game without a win
Phil Brown's Southend are now unbeaten in eight league games but missed the opportunity to climb into the automatic promotion spots before the rest of the weekend games.
- 8TimlinSubstituted forCliffordat 75'minutes
- 10CorrSubstituted forStrakerat 45'minutes
- 39BarnardSubstituted forEastwoodat 61'minutes
- 7ChapmanSubstituted forPorterat 71'minutes
- 8MinshullBooked at 90mins
- 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 73'minutes
- 15BurgeSubstituted forFlynnat 82'minutes
- James Linington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Newport County 0.
Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).
Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).
Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Hand ball by Andy Sandell (Newport County).
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Max Porter.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.
Substitution, Newport County. Michael Flynn replaces Ryan Burge because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harry Worley.
Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Michael Timlin.
Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Phillips.