Crawley head coach John Yems was left disappointed that his side could not pick up all three points, as they drew 0-0 at Southend.

The Reds went close to breaking the deadlock after former Albion youngster James Tiley saw his effort cleared off the line.

Southend went close themselves after midfielder Nathan Ferguson hit the post.

But Yems was left disappointed his side could not pick maximum points against relegation-threatened Southend.

He said: “We created them (chances) but you have to stick them in the net haven’t you?

“Southend are obviously fighting for their lives and they had a go which we knew they were going to do.

“We did what we needed to and at the end of the day if you would have said to us at the start of the season you would come to Southend and come away with a point you would have bit your hand off.

“As the season has panned out we are disappointed but you have to look at how far both clubs have come.”

Crawley went closest to scoring in the first half when Tilley saw a powerful effort headed off the line by Tyler Cordner before striker Ashley Nadesan, who was recalled to the starting XI, bizarrely opted to pass when well placed in front of goal.

After the break, Ferguson fired an effort against the post from 20 yards out before Reeco Hackett-Fairchild was denied from close range by Glenn Morris.

Late on Nadesan then somehow saw his close-range effort kept out by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

The point leaves Crawley 15th in the table with six games of the season to go.