After a decent Christmas and New Year period, Argyle was unbeaten in five games and saw this extended to six after the visit of The Shrimpers.

Phil Brown arrived with a decent team which started with no less than three former Pilgrims in the starting 11. Ryan Leonard, Will Atkinson and Conor Clifford all starting against there former employers.

The game itself didn't produce to much to shout about until the 65th minute when a Dominic Blizzard deflected shot looped over a young and impressive Daniel Bentley in goal for Southend.

Within two minutes the Shrimpers were level through Hurst.

Both sides saw chances go begging especially Argyle who saw a Curtis Nelson effort in injury time come back off the post.

All in all a fair result for both sides.