Half-time at Roots Hall Stadium: Southend United 0-0 Coventry City

Although Coventry has created the better opportunities, this has been a spirited opening 45 minutes from the youthful Blues line-up.

Coventry came might close to breaking the deadlock when Shipley swept against the post from twenty yards. Then Liam Walsh suffered a similar fate after his dead-ball attempt had Oxley beaten all ends up.

Sam Barrett has been involved in Southend’s best moments. However, with the storm in their faces after the break, this is going to be a real test of Southend’s metal.

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Brian Jeeves

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