CRAIG Jones came off the bench to head home a second-half equaliser at Roots Hall and ensure Bury did not fall to a fourth consecutive away defeat.

The full-back got his head to a high Danny Mayor cross into the box to cancel out Barry Corr’s first-half volley.

Everton teenager Courtney Duffus had the Shakers’ only other serious attempts at goal.

The 19-year-old striker, on loan until January, failed to take the ball around Southend stopper Daniel Bentley when clean through and then fired straight at the keeper in the second half.

Former Bury winger David Worrall had an eventful game for the hosts, booked in the second half after his appeals for a penalty following a coming together with Tom Kennedy in the box.

Kennedy was the second debutant for Bury, after returning to the JD Stadium on loan in midweek.