Half-time at Roots Hall Stadium…

Southend United 0-0 Crawley Town

Blues are playing at a higher tempo, but it’s Crawley who have created the better chances during a tence opening period.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild nodded wide from close range as Southend created the first genuine opportunity. However, James Tilley, Jordan Maguire-Drew and Ashley Nadesan have passed up reasonable opportunities for the visitors.

With Walsall and Barrow in front at the break, Blues must find a way through to remain in touch with the group hovering above the dropzone.

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Brian Jeeves

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