Southend boss Paul Sturrock fears his side could live to regret letting Bury off the hook in their FA Cup second-round tie.
Both sides go into the draw for the third round after Gavin Tomlin's sublime solo goal for the League Two promotion-chasers four minutes before the break cancelled out Matt Doherty's 32nd-minute penalty for Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday.
But after seeing Michael Timlin and then Barry Corr hit the woodwork in second-half stoppage time, Sturrock is concerned that the Shrimpers' chance to cause an upset could have gone begging.
"I hope it doesn't come back to bite us on the bum," said Sturrock, who admitted that Bury could easily have put the game beyond them in the second half. "It would have been nice for that to go in, but it would have been unjustly done.
"I thought the draw was a fair result. There was a lot of end-to-end stuff. We had a few chances near the end, but there were a few in front of our goal as well."