Match ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.
Substitute Shaq Coulthirst fired in a late penalty to secure a narrow win for Southend United against York City at Roots Hall.
Luke Summerfield almost put York ahead but his curling effort was pushed wide of the right post by Daniel Bentley.
Russ Penn piled the pressure on the hosts when his close-range header was cleared off the line by Michael Timlin.
Southend clinched three points when Coulthirst fired from the spot after Joe Pigott was felled by Brad Halliday.
York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:
"At the moment the results are not marrying up with the performances unfortunately.
"That's so important whether you're at the top of the league or down at the bottom.
"It's very frustrating. I could feel that coming a little bit because we absolutely dominated the first-half but you've got to score when the opportunities come.
"If a neutral was watching today I'm sure he'd be saying we were the top team but it's important we move forward and go again."
- 7WorrallSubstituted forHurstat 62'minutes
- 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWestonat 58'minutes
- 24CassidySubstituted forCoulthirstat 75'minutes
- 17HallidayBooked at 85mins
- 28BenningBooked at 74mins
- 10PennSubstituted forMontroseat 82'minutes
- 29SinclairSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes
- 39HydeSubstituted forMorrisat 82'minutes
- Darren Sheldrake
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 1, York City 0.
Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Carson (York City).
Foul by John White (Southend United).
Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Goal! Southend United 1, York City 0. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Southend United. Joe Pigott draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.
Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Carlton Morris (York City).
Brad Halliday (York City) is shown the yellow card.
Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).
Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).
Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Russell Penn.
Substitution, York City. Carlton Morris replaces Jake Hyde.
Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.