Bristol Rovers 0-0 Southend- Match Report

Pirates and Shrimpers in stalemateSouthend remain just outside the League Two play-off places after seeing their winless run reach a dozen matches with a goalless draw against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.An instantly forgettable game saw Rovers goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall make the best save, diving to palm away a Michael Timlin shot after 53 minutes.Southend substitute Jamar Loza mistimed his header from a good chance late on, while for the the home side John-Joe O'Toole headed straight at goalkeeper Daniel Bentley with 83 minutes on the clock.A desperately poor first half was almost bereft of excitement as both teams struggled to retain possession.Bentley had to make only one save and that was from team-mate Ryan Leonard after an O'Toole shot deflected off him in the 35th minute

Meanwhile, Mildenhall was a virtual spectator.Chris Beardsley had a volley deflected over for the hosts shortly before the break as the half-time whistle was greeted with virtual silence, despite a healthy crowd of 6,028.Driving rain combined with a bitterly cold wind made it a tough night for both teams - and their fans

Source : PA

Source: PA