Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Southend United 0.
Bristol Rovers 0-0 Southend United
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.
- 32O'TooleBooked at 23minsSubstituted forClarksonat 89'minutes
- 6ParkesBooked at 12mins
- 30LockyerBooked at 88mins
- 24O Clarke
- 8GillespieSubstituted forSantosat 77'minutes
- 39MohamedSubstituted forHarroldat 45'minutes
- 12AtkinsonSubstituted forStrakerat 86'minutes
- 7EastwoodSubstituted forLozaat 69'minutes
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
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, 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.
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, 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, 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.