SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher admitted his side were below their best in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Woking.

The Shrimpers took a share of the spoils from a drab encounter at Roots Hall.

And Maher was disappointed with the display.

“It’s 90 minutes we’re not going to get back isn’t it,” said Maher.

“We have standards we want to keep to, especially with the ball and we were nowhere near them today.

“It was scrappy and there was no flow to us.

“There was nothing in the game and both teams take a point and move on.”

Both sides struggled to create clear cut chances during an uneventful encounter.

And Maher wanted Blues to be better on the ball.

“The performance as a whole wasn’t good enough and we want to be better but on the positive side of it it’s a point and a clean sheet,” said Maher.

“The run keeps going too but we were giving the ball away too cheaply and going too long.

“We wanted someone to get hold of the ball, with a bit of composure and get some passes together to open the game up but it wasn’t to be.”

And that eventually led to the Shrimpers picking up another draw.

“Sometimes you just have to take a point and move on,” said Maher.

“I can’t fault the lads for effort and they put their bodies on the line when they had to defend in the box.

“But we’ve got to be better on the ball to be more like us.”