Blues unchanged for the visit of Rochdale to Roots HallBlues boss Paul Sturrock named the same 11 for the fourth game in a row ahead of Rochdale's visit to Roots Hall.
Following two excellent victories on the road, including eight goals, Paul kept the faith in the side that beat AFC Wimbledon 4-0 in midweek.
That meant Gavin Tomlin and Britt Assombalonga started in attack with Barry Corr among the substitutes.
Southend: Smith; Clohessy; Cresswell, Phillips, Barker; Hurst, Timlin, Mkandawire, Laird; Tomlin, Assombalonga.
Subs: Eastwood, Corr, Martin, Prosser, Bentley, Spicer, Woodyard.