Alex Fisher scored a wonder goal with virtually the final kick of the game to earn Exeter City a point at Roots Hall.
The Grecians twice fell behind to a Southend United side looking for their first win of the season but battled back to claim a point in stoppage time.
Manager Matt Taylor, on the back of last Saturday’s win Cambridge United, named an unchanged side for the third Sky Bet League Two match running.
The only change was on the bench where Nicky Law, who did not travel through illness, was replaced by Nicky Ajose.
Former City player and Southend boss Mark Molesley made six changes from the side that lost 3-0 at home to Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night. There was also a debut for Kazalah Sterling.
City started the match brightly with the ball finding Randall in the box after 20 seconds, but he couldn’t sort out his feet quickly enough to get a shot on target, and then Jay curled a free kick wide from 20 yards out.
However Southend, who were battling hard in midfield, came into the game as the half wore on and took the lead after 26 minutes when they worked the ball from the right to Brandon Goodship, who took a touch to steady himself before sending a left-foot strike into the bottom corner
City tried to hit back as Randell Williams had a shot blocked on the edge of the area, but it was a mistake from Southend on halfway that saw City get back on terms as they squandered possession and Ryan Bowman slipped a pass into Joel Randall, who coolly found the bottom corner.
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