Kevan Hurst's late equaliser secured a point for Southend at the expense of Barnet, who are yet to win this season.

The Bees went two goals up - despite having their crossbar rattled twice - through Ricky Holmes' powerful drive and Jake Hyde's near-post finish.

Freddy Eastwood then soon hit back from the spot, after Barry Fuller had handled in the penalty area.

And Hurst's scuffed volley secured a share of the spoils for the Shrimpers as Barnet remain bottom of League Two.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"I had a team of heavy-legged men. As the game unfolded, there wasn't a sharpness to us, there was a lethargy.

"The amount of running we had to do in midweek definitely came into that game and we were lucky to get a point.

"Our final cross, our final shot and our final pass let us down dramatically, that's the disappointing thing.

"Our shape and organisation when chasing the game went right out of the window. People were doing alien things, and it enabled Barnet to get in the right areas to cause us a lot of concern."

Barnet manager Mark Robson told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought our overall performance was first class. I felt that we looked like a real team.

"We rode our luck on the odd occasion in the first half but we created enough chances.

"I feel like I've had a defeat as opposed to getting a point."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Southend United

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Clohessy
  • 03 Straker (Martin - 72' )
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Prosser
  • 23 Barker
  • 08 Timlin Booked
  • 14 Hurst
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 20 Assombalonga
  • 21 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 17 Bentley
  • 05 Coughlan
  • 11 Martin
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 22 Paxnan
  • 24 Benyon
  • 32 Njie

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 30 Stephens
  • 32 Pearce Booked
  • 08 Byrne Booked
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 25 Lowe
  • 11 Holmes (Oster - 82' Booked )
  • 19 Hyde Booked (Nurse - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 05 Fortune
  • 06 Saville
  • 17 Edgar
  • 20 Weston
  • 31 Oster
  • 10 Nurse
Ref: Malone
Att: 5,025

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

2 3

Corners

8 9

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:27

Kevan Hurst produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

90:00 +3:27 Booking

Booking John Oster is given a yellow card.

90:00 +3:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by John Oster.

90:00 +1:40

Close range effort by Jamal Lowe goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +0:02

Jonathan Nurse takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

89:09

Luke Prosser takes a shot.

88:22

Jordan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin. Freddy Eastwood takes the free kick.

87:35 Substitution

Substitution Jake Hyde leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Nurse.

85:58

Jamal Lowe sends in a cross.

83:59

The ball is swung over by Jamal Lowe. Corner from right by-line taken by Mark Byrne.

83:02

Ryan Cresswell provided the assist for the goal.

83:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevan Hurst - Southend 2 - 2 Barnet Kevan Hurst fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southend 2-2 Barnet.

81:51 Substitution

Substitution (Barnet) makes a substitution, with John Oster coming on for Ricky Holmes.

80:37

Gavin Tomlin challenges Jordan Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

77:04

Jamal Lowe has an effort at goal from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

75:28

Mark Byrne delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

75:28 Booking

Booking Michael Timlin receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

75:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Timlin on Ricky Holmes.

74:18

Graham Stack makes a save.

74:18 Booking

Booking Mark Byrne shown a yellow card.

74:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line,

74:01

David Martin sends in a cross, David Martin makes a clearance.

72:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy by Ricky Holmes. Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

71:41

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball.

71:05 Substitution

Substitution David Martin on for Anthony Straker.

68:38

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Byrne from the left by-line, Michael Timlin makes a clearance.

67:00 Booking

Booking Jake Hyde receives a caution.

66:54

Luke Prosser fouled by Jake Hyde, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

66:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Freddy Eastwood - Southend 1 - 2 Barnet Placed penalty scored by Freddy Eastwood. Southend 1-2 Barnet.

65:25

Handball decision goes against Barry Fuller.

64:10

Ricky Holmes provided the assist for the goal.

64:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Hyde - Southend 0 - 2 Barnet Jake Hyde gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Southend 0-2 Barnet.

61:27

Outswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst.

61:09

Chris Barker produces a cross, Jordan Brown manages to make a clearance.

59:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Jake Hyde. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.

58:13

Shot from just outside the area by Andrew Yiadom goes over the bar.

55:34

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Byrne, clearance made by Gavin Tomlin.

53:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricky Holmes - Southend 0 - 1 Barnet Ricky Holmes finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Southend 0-1 Barnet.

52:52

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the right by-line.

51:02

Jake Hyde fouled by Luke Prosser, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Byrne crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

50:04

Kevan Hurst gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamal Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

46:41

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Freddy Eastwood.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:09

The ball is swung over by Chris Barker.

45:00 +0:29

Kevan Hurst takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

44:40 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Krystian Pearce for unsporting behaviour.

44:27

Krystian Pearce challenges Britt Assombalonga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.

43:29

Britt Assombalonga is ruled offside. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

42:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Byrne by Freddy Eastwood. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

40:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Hyde on Ryan Cresswell. Free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

39:13

Britt Assombalonga crosses the ball, clearance by Barry Fuller. Kevan Hurst takes a short corner.

37:47

Shot from just outside the box by Freddy Eastwood goes over the crossbar.

37:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Hyde. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.

33:58

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne, David Stephens takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

33:12

Jake Hyde takes a shot. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne played to the near post, Luke Prosser manages to make a clearance.

32:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Jamal Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

30:26

Luke Prosser concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Yiadom. Mark Byrne produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Paul Smith makes a save.

30:00

Mark Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

28:37

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

26:49

Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line, Effort from the edge of the area by David Stephens goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:23

Michael Timlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky Holmes. Mark Byrne takes the direct free kick.

23:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, save by Graham Stack.

22:48

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

22:10

Unfair challenge on Freddy Eastwood by Clovis Kamdjo results in a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick.

20:57

Sean Clohessy produces a cross.

18:24

The referee gives a free kick against Freddy Eastwood for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

14:26

The referee blows for offside against Britt Assombalonga. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

13:39

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Byrne.

13:25

Ricky Holmes sends in a cross, Luke Prosser manages to make a clearance.

12:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by David Stephens. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.

11:52

Jake Hyde is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.

9:55

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

8:01

Effort from long distance by Freddy Eastwood goes wide right of the target.

6:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Byrne by Anthony Straker. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

6:15

The ball is crossed by Sean Clohessy, inswinging corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Graham Stack makes a save.

5:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by David Stephens. Kevan Hurst takes a short corner.

5:09

The ball is crossed by Gavin Tomlin.

4:05

The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

2:46

Unfair challenge on Andrew Yiadom by Chris Barker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne.

2:32

Mark Byrne delivers the ball, save by Paul Smith.

0:59

David Stephens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin. Kevan Hurst takes the direct free kick.

0:15

The ball is crossed by Andrew Yiadom.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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