Match ends, Southend United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.
Southend all but secured a play-off place with a win over Accrington.
Ryan Leonard nearly opened the scoring for the home side when he headed John White's right-wing cross just wide.
Southend did take the lead in the second half when Barry Corr fired into the bottom corner from 12 yards after being teed up by Will Atkinson.
Accrington almost snatched a point but substitute Shay McCartan's volley was tipped wide by Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"They are a difficult team to play against. They come with a physical tactic and you've got to try and beat it.
"I'm not saying it's ever going to be pretty against them. I sensed one or two frustrations from the crowd, but they've got to be patient.
"It's our sixth clean sheet in eight games, we've conceded two goals in those eight games and one of those was a penalty.
"Defensively we still look quite solid although we had one or two harum-scarum moments."
- 8TimlinSubstituted forLozaat 58'minutes
- 10CorrSubstituted forProsserat 85'minutes
- 15MurphySubstituted forCliffordat 75'minutes
- 2MurphyBooked at 10mins
- 15MingoiaSubstituted forWebberat 85'minutes
- 17GraySubstituted forMcCartanat 77'minutes
- 11NaismithSubstituted forOdejayiat 66'minutes
- Steven Rushton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.
Attempt saved. Jamar Loza (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).
Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).
Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Substitution, Southend United. Luke Prosser replaces Barry Corr.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces Piero Mingoia.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).
Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.