A lacklustre Southend United side failed to grab all three points once again at Roots Hall as they played out a dismal 0-0 draw with Walsall at Roots Hall.
The Essex-based side came close to opening the scoring via Frenchman Timothee Dieng as he headed a Sam Hart corner against the crossbar.
The Saddlers came close via a Josh Gordon effort which was put well wide of the post.
Sam Hart saw red for the Shrimpers with 67 minutes gone following a late challenge on Derick Osei Yaw.
And unfortunately, that was all she wrote in a dull match between two sides devoid of any confidence in front of goal.
Blues XI: Oxley, McCormack (Olayinka 73’), Hobson, Dieng, Goodship (Akinola 57’), Hackett-Fairchild, Nathaniel-George, Demetriou, Hart, Ferguson, White (C). Subs Not Used: Seaden, Cordner, K Taylor, Mellis, Holmes
Walsall XI: Roberts, Norman (Vincent 74’), Melbourne (Cockerill-Mollett 46’), Sadler, Clarke (C), Sinclair (Perry 68’), Kinsella, Lavery (Osei-Yaw 46’), Gordon (McDonald 46’), Leak, Osadebe. Subs Not Used: Rose, Bates
Referee: David Rock
Assistants: Martyn Holmes & Adrian Tranter
Fourth Official: Darren Blunden
Southend United: None
Southend United: Alan McCormack 15’, John White 36’
Walsall: Josh Gordon 31’, Caolan Lavery 36’, James Clarke 82’, Tom Leak 83’, Derick Osei-Yaw 90’
Southend United: Sam Hart 67’
Stats Source: SouthendUnited.co.uk
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