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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Southend United

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:

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Post match: Southend boss Brown

"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."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 4BlanchardBooked at 45mins
  • 25Purrington
  • 11Blizzard
  • 16TrotmanBooked at 90mins
  • 17Nelson
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 6Hourihane
  • 9Reid
  • 7Alessandra
  • 20BantonSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 5Branston
  • 8Boco
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 19Thomas

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 3Coker
  • 16CliffordSubstituted forWoodrowat 57'minutes
  • 5Phillips
  • 6Prosser
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8Timlin
  • 10CorrSubstituted forEastwoodat 74'minutes
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 21Payne
  • 23Thompson
  • 29Gomis
  • 33Woodrow
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,088

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

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

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

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).

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.

Attempt blocked. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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