Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Southend United 0.
An own-goal from Southend United defender Luke Prosser gifted League One leaders Burton Albion all three points.
Burton almost took a first half lead through Mark Duffy, but his effort was well saved by Daniel Bentley.
The Brewers went ahead on 52 minutes when defender Tom Naylor's speculative effort deflected off of Prosser into his own net.
Dave Mooney almost rescued a point late on for Southend, but his header was saved comfortably by Jon McLaughlin.
Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:
"It was not a classic one; to be honest, it was not one where you would say wow.
"It was a very difficult one, a battling one, digging deep, being together, being organised, lot of set pieces, lot of long balls, winning second balls; a lot of those things and I think we did that well.
"We were fortunate with the goal, but if you don't keep on knocking on the door, you're not going to get it."
- 14McCroryBooked at 90mins
- 8WeirBooked at 30mins
- 21DuffySubstituted forButcherat 85'minutes
- 11El KhayatiSubstituted forPalmerat 31'minutes
- 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 76'minutes
- 18LeonardBooked at 89mins
- 22DeeganSubstituted forPayneat 83'minutes
- 8TimlinSubstituted forWordsworthat 65'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 7WorrallSubstituted forWestonat 56'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Southend United 0.
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).
Foul by Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion).
Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Butcher replaces Mark Duffy.
Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).
Attempt saved. David Mooney (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Gary Deegan.
Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).
Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.