Southend Continue Slide Into Non League Mediocrity

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.

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.


Image courtesy of BBC Sport

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

Scorers:

Southend United: None

Walsall: None

Yellow Cards:

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’

Red Cards:

Southend United: Sam Hart 67’

Walsall: None

Stats Source: SouthendUnited.co.uk


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