Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Southend United 1.
Northampton battled to a draw against high-flying Southend to earn their first League Two points since November.
The visitors took the lead when Barry Corr caught out Matt Duke at his near post with a low shot and Shaquile Coulthirst forced the ball home.
Debutant Ricky Holmes was denied by keeper Daniel Bentley before Marc Richards crossed for Lawson D'Ath to head in the equaliser.
Southend finished with 10 men after Luke Prosser earned a second booking.
Northampton Town assistant manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Northampton:
"I think Southend are one of the better sides in the league, but I didn't think we looked too far away from them.
"It's not often you get a standing ovation for a draw. Credit to the players and the subs, they all contributed.
"We just need to keep the players fit now. We're hopeful that Gregor Robertson and Zander Diamond will return next week at Exeter"
- 36CresswellBooked at 31mins
- 3HorwoodBooked at 50mins
- 19D'AthSubstituted forHackettat 90'minutes
- 25ByromBooked at 38mins
- 26HolmesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMohamedat 84'minutes
- 10O'TooleSubstituted forSinclairat 57'minutes
- 9RichardsBooked at 77mins
- 5ThompsonBooked at 31mins
- 6ProsserBooked at 90mins
- 18LeonardBooked at 79mins
- 8TimlinSubstituted forWorrallat 74'minutes
- 17CoulthirstSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
- Tim Robinson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Southend United 1.
Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Second yellow card to Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Hand ball by Luke Prosser (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Lawson D'Ath.
Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Worrall (Southend United).
Attempt missed. David Worrall (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Corr.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Kaid Mohamed replaces Ricky Holmes.
Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.
Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Marc Richards (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Prosser (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.
Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).