Southend’s win-less run went on even though they could only manage another home draw against Bury at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon. Bury, who were looking to bounce back from a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury, failed to take three points but will be more than happy with just the one. The hosts took the lead through Barry Corr’s close range strike just before half time but the visitors drew it back level after Jones headed home with 20 minutes to go. Southend became more lively towards the end of the game and were denied what looked like a stonewall penalty when former Bury man, David Worrall went down in the box but it ended a 1-1 draw.

Southend United

Bentley- Kept Southend in the game, won a 1 on 1 against Duffus in the first half which would’ve put Bury ahead. 7.0
Leonard- Put in a great shift at right back today, was the unsung hero of the Southend team today, won everything and didn’t get attackers beat him. 7.5
White- Didn’t look strong enough at times but did what he had to do. 6.0
Prosser- Looked fairly solid all game but whenever he got the ball would smash it up the pitch which gave the ball away and frustrated fans and players at times. 6.0
Williams- Very lazy performance from him today, didn’t look like he wanted to play, no work effort and got annoyed if he didn’t get the ball and when he did get it, he usually gave it away. Showed a negative attitude until spoke to by another player and upped his game a little since then. 4.5
Worrall- One of if not the best player on the pitch, beat players time and time again, set up a few chances, always looked lively and up for it. Should’ve had a penalty. 8.0
Deegan- Showed bundles of energy throughout, chased everything down, won the ball back on numerous occasions and tried to set up chances and always looked for opportunities.
7.0
Timlin- Best performance since coming back from injury, very influential in the midfield, played some great balls out to the wings and worked as a distributor in the middle of the park. Tracked back and won the ball when necessary.
6.5
Atkinson- Joint MOTM for me. Did everything he could, beat players, win tackles and look a threat throughout.
8.0
Corr- Didn’t give up as much as he usually seems to do and was rewarded with a well taken goal.
6.5
Barnard- Worked very hard and tried to cause a threat but never really looked like scoring. Got frustrated with the Bury defenders. 6.5

Substitutions

Weston- Got the ball a few times on the wing but failed to really get involved in the game and should’ve taken his chance to score or set up a goal during a counter attack better. 6.0
Payne- Looked a bit of an attacking threat when he was borough out on but didn’t really have enough time to fully get involved and have a profound impact. 6.5

Bury

Bury

Lainton- Didn’t really have to do anything significantly collected the ball when necessary.
6.0
Cameron- Made a few good tackles here and there but didn’t really stand out. 6.0
Mills- The best out of the back line, broke down Southend attacks and looked pretty solid throughout.
7.0
McNulty- Did what he had to do bit failed to really have an impact.
6.0
Kennedy- Had a decent debut, made it difficult for the Southend strikers to break through at times but should’ve been sent off after he borough out down David Worrall in the box if the penalty was given. 6.0
Soares- One of Bury’s worst players, failed to create much and lost the ball on many occasions.
5.0
Tutte- Had an average game in midfield, tried to set up chances and look to start an attack at certain points.
6.0
Mayor- One of Bury’s best players, created a lot of chances and caused a threat.
7.5
Etuhu- Also had a good game and did a good job in midfield. 
7.0
Sedgwick- First start of the season, played poorly, worst Bury player. Gave the ball away and failed to create anything at all.
4.5
Duffus- A good debut overall, caused the Southend defenders problems at times but seems to spend most of the game on the floor appealing against decisions that didn’t go his way.
7.0

Substitutions

Lowe- Looked lovely up front when he was subbed on but didn’t really get any chances to win the game for Bury.
6.0
Jones- Did very well when he came on, broke down Southend attacks and got the equaliser.
7.5
Rose- Played ok when he came on, tried to create a few chances but failed to really make an impact on the game.
6.0

 Man of the Match

David Worrall- Caused the Bury defence problems all game and looked excellent on the wing. Beat players throughout and should’ve been awarded with a penalty when he was brought down in a goal scoring opportunity.  8.0

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