Date: 3rd March 2016 at 8:11am
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Southend’s League 1 season continued with a draw against Crewe at Roots Hall on Tuesday.

A point is something Southend had to be content with against relegation threatened Crewe, as the Blues looked for a reaction to the defeat to Port Vale the Friday before. This one-one draw could have been worse though as it took an injury-time penalty to rescue a vital point.

Crewe were the side to breakthrough late on when George Cooper smashed home a freekick from 25-yard freekick to have the second bottom side on for a win, this after Tyrone Barnett had earlier seen a penalty saved by ‘keeper Ben Garratt in the first half.

A Ben Nugent foul on Jamar Loza gave Southend a second chance in the 94th-minute with Jack Payne making no mistake to keep the Blues a point of the play-offs.

These were the other results.

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Barnsley 2-0 Coventry
Bradford 1-2 Colchester
Bury 3-1 Peterborough
Chesterfield 1-1 Blackpool
Fleetwood 2-1 Gillingham
Millwall 0-0 Wigan
Oldham 1-1 Port Vale
Sheff Utd 0-1 Burton
Shrewsbury 2-0 Rochdale
Southend 1-1 Crewe
Swindon 2-0 Doncaster
Walsall 0-0 Scunthorpe

Burton’s (one-nil) lead at the top was extended once more with them beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The main rivals to the Brewers at the moment either drew, which is what Wigan (nil-nil) did at Millwall as did Walsall (nil-nil) against Scunthorpe, or lost as Gillingham (two-one) once again did at Fleetwood, with the Cod Army’s survival hopes boosted by this win.

It’ll still take something special for Colchester (two-one) you sense but ending the club record run without a league win is something the U’s managed with a morale boosting win at play-off chasing Bradford.

On the topic of the play-offs, the surge from relegation battlers to genuine play-off contenders continued for Barnsley (two-nil) with another win against Coventry, who could be rivals for this but are faltering a little.

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