A woeful 0-0 draw away at Stevenage saw the Shrimpers fail to catch up on the teams just in front of them both in and around the relegation zone this afternoon.
A blunt in attack Southend side wasted the better of the opportunities with Brandon Goodship unable to capitalise on a few occasions this afternoon at the Lamex Stadium.
Alan McCormack was a bright spark for the Essex based side and saw his long-range strike fall just short in the closing stages.
Stevenage XI: Cumming, Coker, Vincelot, Prosser (C), Carter (List 67’), Marsh, Newton, Hutton, Vancooten, Pett (Read 80’), Oteh. Subs Not Used: Johnson, James-Wildin, Akinwande, Smith, Marshall
Blues XI: Oxley, Bwomono, McCormack, Hobson, Olayinka, Dieng, Goodship, Clifford (Kyprianou 23’), Acquah, Taylor (Egbri 79’), Demetriou (C). Subs Not Used: Seaden, Phillips, Rush, O Coker, K Coker
Referee: Declan Bourne
Assistants: Kevin Howick & Scott Williams
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson
Southend United: None
Stevenage: Danny Newton 57’
Southend United: Richard Taylor 69’, James Olayinka 74’
Stats source: SouthendUnited.co.uk