A very quick one today.
A close game yesterday, and 0-0 probably the right result in the end. Southend brought a very physical game to Plainmoor, which Torquay have found difficult before (notably home to Bradford earlier in the season).
Quality was lacking from both sides on a very difficult day in torrential rain. Southend hit the crossbar form a free kick, and Jarvis went close for Torquay, but chances were few and far between. There was no lack of effort however.
Shrewsbury’s win makes them favourites now for 2nd place, and leaves it virtually as a straight battle between Torquay and Crawley for 3rd. Presuming that Crawley can get past Northampton on Tuesday in their game in hand, it will leave both clubs level on points with 3 games left, but Crawley having the superior goal difference.
It will go down to the wire.