Southend manager Paul Sturrock was a relieved man after his side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Barnet on Saturday.
The Shrimpers were 2-0 down with just 23 minutes remaining in the League Two clash at Roots Hall after Ricky Holmes and Jake Hyde netted.
But a Freddy Eastwood penalty and a late Kevan Hurst strike salvaged a point for the hosts, denying the Bees their first win of the season in the process.
"We were lucky to get a point out there," said Sturrock.
"Our shape went out the window, our decision making was poor and people were doing what they wanted out there instead of what they were being told to do.
"The tempo was poor as well because we should have been up and at them from the start but that wasn't the case and the only positive is that we haven't lost the game."