Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.
Dominic Blizzard's goal ensured Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a draw at home to high-flying Southend.
The visitors came close to opening the scoring early on when Ben Coker's free-kick was well saved by Luke McCormick.
Plymouth went ahead after the break when Blizzard unleashed an impressive strike from long range.
Southend levelled two minutes later as Kevan Hurst latched onto Cauley Woodrow's through ball to fire home.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"Although it was two different systems, we seemed to cancel each other out at times.
"We made the change and went four-four-two and the game just opened up. That was the moment when I thought the first goal might be the winning goal.
"When they scored it, it pricked the consciences of our players and we stepped up to the plate and started playing better football.
"There was opportunities for both sides, but I think if John (Sheridan) was sitting here, we'd probably both say a draw was a decent result for both for us."
- 4BlanchardBooked at 45mins
- 16TrotmanBooked at 90mins
- 20BantonSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
- 16CliffordSubstituted forWoodrowat 57'minutes
- 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 74'minutes
- 11StrakerSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes
- Tim Robinson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.
Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).
Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).
Attempt missed. Marc Laird (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).
Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Anthony Straker.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.
Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).