October 6, 2012
Hurst denies Bees
Kevan Hurst's late equaliser secured Southend a 2-2 draw at home to struggling Barnet.
The Bees, who have yet to win this season, raced in to a two-goal lead at the start of the second half.
But the Shrimpers were able to fight back to grab a share of the spoils.
Southend shaded the first half and were twice denied by the woodwork in the opening 45 minutes.
Hurst hit a screaming 25-yard shot against the underside of the crossbar before a deflected effort from Gavin Tomlin also struck the bar.
Barnet survived the scares and opened the scoring in the 54th minute when Ricky Holmes crashed a 25-yard shot in to the top left hand corner of the net.
The Bees doubled their advantage in the 65th minute when Jake Hyde converted Holmes' left-wing cross at the near post.
Southend hit back two minutes later as Freddy Eastwood crashed home a penalty after Barry Fuller had handled the ball inside the area.
And, four minutes from time, Hurst's scuffed volley secured a point for the Shrimpers.
|1 Paul Smith||29 Graham Stack|
|23 Chris Barker||30 David Stephenson|
|16 Luke Prosser||2 Barry Fuller|
|2 Sean Clohessy||32 Krystian Pearce|
|3 Anthony Straker||3 Jordan Brown|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||4 Clovis Kamdjo|
|14 Kevan Hurst||8 Mark Byrne|
|8 Michael Timlin||15 Andy Yiadom|
|21 Gavin Tomlin||25 Jamal Lowe|
|7 Freddy Eastwood||11 Ricky Holmes|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||19 Jake Hyde|
|17 Daniel Bentley||Sam Cowler 18|
|5 Graham Coughlan||Jonathan Fortune 5|
|11 David Martin||Jack Saville 6|
|30 Alex Woodyard||John Oster 31|
|24 Elliot Benyon||Curtis Weston 20|
|32 Seedy Njie||Anthony Edgar 17|
|22 Jack Paxnan||Jon Nurse 10|
|David Martin for Anthony Straker (72)||John Oster for Ricky Holmes (82)|
|Jon Nurse for Jake Hyde (88)|
|Michael Timlin (76)||Krystian Pearce (45)|
|Jake Hyde (67)|
|Mark Byrne (75)|
|John Oster (90)|
|· Rosters: Southend United | Barnet|