Kyle Taylor played his part as Southend United climbed out of the League Two relegation zone thanks to a 0-0 draw with leaders Cambridge United.
Taylor made his 17th appearance for the Shrimpers at the Abbey Stadium and was in the thick of the action as the visitors gave a good account of themselves.
The midfielder went close to breaking the deadlock midway through the second half when his shot from a tight angle flashed past the post.
Taylor was also involved when the Blues created their best opening of the game just after half-time, his pass to Simeon Akinola ending with the frontman seeing his shot blocked before Ashley Nathaniel-George’s follow-up effort was charged down.
Taylor, who was replaced by Reeco Hackett-Fairchild in the 70th minute, also supplied the assists for chances for John White in the first half and another for Akinola after the break.
Tyler Cordner was an unused substitute for Mark Molesley’s team as they edged a point clear of Barrow who have three games in hand.
Zeno Ibsen Rossi was an unused substitute in Kilmarnock’s 1-0 defeat by leaders Rangers at Ibrox.
Scotland international Ryan Jack’s stunning volley after 37 minutes saw Steven Gerrard’s team briefly move 21 points clear of Celtic at the top of the table.
Defender Ibsen Rossi, who has made 12 appearances for Killie, has been on the bench in new manager Tommy Wright’s first two games in charge, both 1-0 defeats.
Celtic reduced the deficit to 18 points after Odsonne Edouard’s double saw them come from behind to win 2-1 at St Johnstone on Sunday.
Brennan Camp (Weymouth) and Sam Sherring (Torquay United) were left kicking their heels as their respective National League games against Maidenhead and Woking were postponed.
Jake Scrimshaw will be hoping to feature on Tuesday when Newport County host League Two rivals Exeter City as will Frank Vincent when Walsall entertain Cheltenham Town.
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