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Southend United manager Phil Brown: “Our performance was there for everyone to see and I thought we did just about enough to have won it.
“We’ve hit the crossbar and had two or three cleared off the line but things just didn’t seem to break for us in front of goal which was disappointing.
“However if we keep on playing like this and have the right kind of attitude to go along with that then I’m sure things will start to turn for us.
“Credit to Hartlepool though because they came smelling blood after our recent results and they certainly went for it too.
“But we also need to start showing a bit more belief if we are to get back to winning ways.”
Match report online here
Blues 1, Hartlepool 1
Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
Ryan Leonard booked for a foul
Luke James' sees a well struck shot parried wide by Daniel Bentley for a corner.
Blues make their first change as Freddy Eastwood comes on for Anthony Straker. His 200th appearance for the club.
Hurst shot somehow stopped on the line by Darren Holden. So close.
Blues looking edgy and nervous now.
Bradley Walker found the back of the net with a well struck volley from 20 yards.
Southend 1, Hartlepool 1. Bradley Walker on target
Fantastic effort from Anthony Straker is parried away by the keeper. Some strike that!
Adam Thompson's header from ben Coker's right wing corner is saved by goalkeeper Scott Flinders
Deflected shot from Marlon Harewood saved by Daniel Bentley
Attendance: 4, 361 with 106 from Hartlepool
Second half is underway
First half stats: Blues shots on target 4, Corners 2. Hartlepool shots on target 4, Corners 0.
Blues played some good stuff in that first half
Blues 1, Hartlepool 0
Barry Corr gets on to the score-sheet after five games without a goal.
Kevan Hurst crossed from the left hand side and Barry Corr flicked the ball home. Could well have been an own goal.
Blues 1, Hartlepool 0 Barry Corr on target
Coming up to the half hour mark and it's still 0-0 at Roots Hall.
Mark Phillips booked for handball
Brad Walker has a great chance to give the visitors the lead after being teed up by Darren Holden but Daniel Bentley makes a great save.
Hartlepool have shouts for a penalty turned down as Luke James goes to ground inside the area under pressure from Adam Thompson
Anthony Straker heads John White's right wing cross against the underside of the crossbar
Well struck shot from Brad Walker is smothered by Daniel Bentley
Steve Tilson, Neil Harris & Kevin Pressman here at the game tonight.
It's raining. I've copy and pasted this from the last 10 games!
Been a quiet start to the game but Blues have seen more of the ball so far. No chances at either end just yet.
Hartlepool United: Flinders, Collins, Walton, Harewood, Monkhouse, Williams, Richards, Holden, James, Burgess, Walker
Subs: Franks, Poole, Barmby, Rafferty, Compton, Sweeney & Duckworth
Blues: Bentley, White, Phillips, Thompson, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Straker
Subs: P Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Payne, Williams, Gomis & Barnard
The game is underway
Blues have made one change to their starting line-up tonight with Anthony Straker coming in for Lee Barnard.