Dons boss Neal Ardley was satisfied with a point against high-flying Southend.
He should be. On Saturday, his team lost 1-0 to bottom side Hartlepool - but this was a game where defences held sway on a poor pitch in a swirling wind, and Ardley paid tribute to a decent showing from his team.
He said: "They're one of the better teams in the league and they'll be there or thereabouts by the end of the season.
"I thought the performance was resilient. I said to the bench 10 minutes into the second half this was going to be a tough half, and we just needed to stay disciplined and in it.
"We had a couple of chances when we could have won it 1-0. We've got a lot of bumps and bruises, but I'm not going to use it as an excuse.
"I thought when Craig Tanner goes for a header in the box and he gets headed instead - anywhere else on the pitch and it's a free-kick.
"They're a tough team and in the end this point might turn out to be a decent point if we can get a result (against York) on Saturday.