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Home Park (ATT 7,088) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Southend United Southend

Plymouth 1

D Blizzard (65)

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Southend 1

K Hurst (68)

Pilgrims hold Shrimpers to draw

Last Updated: 11/01/14 6:38pm

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Kevan Hurst: Earned his side a draw

Kevan Hurst: Earned his side a draw

Plymouth extended their unbeaten run to six matches in a 1-1 home draw with high-flying Southend at Home Park.

Dominic Blizzard fired Plymouth ahead in the 65th minute, beating United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley with a 20-yard shot that deflected up off Michael Timlin.

Southend replied two minutes later as danger man Kevan Hurst latched on to a through ball from substitute Cauley Woodrow.

Argyle central defender Neal Trotman excelled in the first half with two goalline clearances from Bentley denying Plymouth top scorer Reuben Reid.

Reid hooked the ball towards goal from a 17th minute corner and Bentley made a brilliant one-handed diving stop on the goal-line to bat the ball away to safety.

At the other end Ben Coker's 22nd minute free-kick was saved by Plymouth keeper Luke McCormick and from the corner Trotman cleared off the goal-line during a goalmouth scramble.

Five minutes later Hurst lobbed McCormick only for Trotman to clear the bouncing ball off the line.

The half ended with Southend in the ascendancy and targetman Barry Corr headed just wide from Hurst's cross.

The second half started with Southend defender Mark Phillips' deflecting 13-goal Reid's goal-bound shot wide and both sides ended up settling for a point.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14