Blues picked up their first point under Sol Campbell with a 1-1 draw against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium as Stephen McLaughlin’s goal was cancelled out by Scott Fraser’s free-kick.
Minutes after McLaughlin had missed a glorious headed chance, the Southend number 11 headed Blues in front with a powerful header from a Goodship corner midway through the first-half.
Southend held that lead through to the break where they would also go in with a man advantage after John-Joe O’Toole was shown a straight red card for a clash with Tom Hopper.
Despite being a man light though, Burton would level shortly after the interval with Fraser’s arching free-kick leaving Nathan Bishop motionless.
Sol Campbell threw all the attacking options he had onto the pitch to try and force a priceless win but his side weren’t able to carve out a clear chance on goal.
Burton rattled the crossbar through David Templeton as they went for an unlikely winner but in the end the spoils were shared between the sides.
Blues will likely feel a hint of disappointed not being able to capitalise on their extra man but Campbell will be pleased to get a positive result after their last outing against Oxford.