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."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 04 Blanchard Booked
  • 25 Purrington
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 16 Trotman Booked
  • 17 Nelson
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 09 Reid
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 20 Banton (Thomas - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Branston
  • 08 Boco
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Wotton
  • 19 Thomas

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 18 Leonard
  • 03 Coker
  • 16 Clifford (Woodrow - 57' )
  • 05 Phillips
  • 06 Prosser
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 08 Timlin
  • 10 Corr (Eastwood - 74' )
  • 14 Hurst
  • 11 Straker (Laird - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 21 Payne
  • 23 Thompson
  • 29 Gomis
  • 33 Woodrow
Ref: Tim Robinson
Att: 7,088

Match Stats

Shots

16 17

On target

4 5

Corners

4 6

Fouls

17 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +7:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.

90:00 +7:21

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.

90:00 +6:05

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +6:05

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

90:00 +2:32

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

90:00 +2:19

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

90:00 +1:41

Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:41

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

90:00 +1:07

Attempt missed. Marc Laird (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:43

Attempt missed. Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

85:23

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:23

Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

83:51

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).

83:51

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Anthony Straker.

80:54

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.

79:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.

79:02

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:02

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

78:23

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

78:23

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

77:57

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.

77:46

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

77:14

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

77:14

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

76:26

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

76:26

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

73:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

73:12

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

72:31

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

72:31

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

71:56

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

71:15

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

70:39

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

70:39

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

70:02

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

70:02

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

69:28

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

68:32

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

68:03

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

68:03

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

66:02

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

64:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 0. Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

58:46

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

57:56

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:56

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

57:28

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

56:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Conor Clifford.

55:37

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

53:09

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

53:09

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:26

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:54

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:54

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

50:43

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

50:43

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:35

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

48:15

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:23

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:23

Foul by Mark Phillips (Southend United).

45:47

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

45:47

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:09

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

45:00 +0:44

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

45:00 +0:34

Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

44:53 Booking

Booking Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

44:49

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

44:49

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:15

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

41:45

Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

40:53

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:53

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

40:08

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:08

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

36:09

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

36:09

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:46

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

35:46

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:49

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33:29

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:51

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

29:03

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:21

Foul by Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle).

28:21

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:55

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

27:16

Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:26

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

26:26

Mark Phillips (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:08

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:08

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

21:16

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

20:55

Attempt saved. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

20:16

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:13

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

17:00

Attempt saved. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

16:18

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Coker.

15:15

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:15

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

13:53

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

12:19

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:37

Hand ball by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

11:23

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:15

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:15

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

7:34

Foul by Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle).

7:34

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:55

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

4:52

Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

4:30

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

3:57

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:57

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

3:11

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

3:11

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:31

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

0:31

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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