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Hurst: A good point on the road

12 January 2014

Kevan Hurst reflects on Southend United's 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle

Kevan Hurst admitted Blues weren’t at their best against Plymouth Argyle, but was pleased to come away with a share of the spoils.

Hurst grabbed his ninth goal of the season to cancel out Dominic Blizzard’s opener and earn Blues a point.

The midfielder felt Blues’ performance wasn’t as good as it had been in recent weeks, but to be able to play poorly and pick up a point was a good sign.

He said: “Sometimes you’ll play poorly, that’s something you have to accept, but it’s important you get something from the game.

“We had to do that at Plymouth and we’re pleased we’ve got something from the game having gone behind.

“It was always going to be a tough game, Plymouth have been in good form and are full of confidence.

“I think both sides really cancelled each other out in the first-half but at the end it was very end to end.

“That’s not us, but we wanted to get the three points. In the end we had to ride our luck and accept a point.

“You can tell a lot about the attitude of the team on day’s like today.

“We got back in the game very quickly and didn’t celebrate because we wanted to get back and get the three points.

“That didn’t happen but we’ve picked up a point, and a point away from home is always a good point.”

Hurst now has nine for the season, and as he’s said throughout the season, he wants that to continue.

He said: “Cauley did really well when we came on and it was a great pass to set me up for the goal.

“I managed to get my toe to the ball and poke it through the goalkeeper’s legs.

“I’ve said all season that I want to add goals to my game and that’s what I’ve been doing in recent weeks.

“Hopefully they can continue to come, especially when we face Chesterfield next weekend in what we know is a massive game.”

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