Match ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.
Southend United 0-0 Bury
Southend United extended their winless run to 11 League Two games with a goalless draw against Bury.
Shrimpers striker Barry Corr was sent off with eight minutes to go after a tussle with Frederic Veseli.
Freddy Eastwood struck over the Shakers bar from eight yards in a game short on clear chances.
Southend defender John Egan's late header was the only effort on target all afternoon, but the home side still occupy the final play-off position.
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"It was scruffy, scrappy and messy. There seemed a lot of fouls in it - too many fouls from both sides.
"We didn't really get a foothold in the game, only barring 20 minutes in the first half where I thought we started to dominate and control.
"In the early stages I did feel as though we had some penetration.
"We've earned the point here, there's no doubt about that. We've had to earn our stripes today and earn a point but it's another point and we're unbeaten again."
Southend manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"It's horrible when these games do come around. You don't want nil-nil draws, they'll never keep the crowds here."
"In the first half, it was frustrating, they packed the midfield and almost played a 3-6-1, and it caused problems."
"The away teams have got no reason to play quality football, they just come here to get a point or three."
"We are crying out for quality, we've got it in the back four. With fourteen clean-sheets we should top of the league yet alone seventh."
- 18LeonardBooked at 65mins
- 32EganBooked at 81mins
- 16CliffordSubstituted forAtkinsonat 57'minutes
- 7EastwoodSubstituted forCorrat 57'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 11StrakerSubstituted forBarnardat 75'minutes
- 21JensenSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 45'minutes
- 11HusseyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forYoungat 88'minutes
- 34MillsBooked at 52mins
- 10GrimesSubstituted forPlattat 58'minutes
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Bury 0.
Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Lewis Young (Bury).
Attempt saved. Clive Platt (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Bury. Lewis Young replaces Chris Hussey.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Danny Mayor (Bury) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. John Egan (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Pablo Mills.
Attempt blocked. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Daniel Bentley (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the red card for fighting.
John Egan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by John Egan (Southend United).
Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Southend United. Lee Barnard replaces Anthony Straker.