Speaking at the post match press conference, he said: "When you look at their home record, it was a hard-fought point.
When you're playing against that type of team it's never going to be the greatest of spectacles.
"The big point for us was when Craig Clay hit the post when he says should have scored. Then we concede from the set-piece straight after.
"They were always going to be a threat from them, and we spoke about them and did well with most of them.
"Overall, it was a good point. I wouldn't say that we got away with one, even though they finished strong. We had a big chance at 1-0 and if that goes in, then who knows."
On a change in system at the Crabble, Hurst said: "We just wanted to have a look at something different, in terms of testing them, are they going to cope with that. The left wing-back pushed in on Clayey (CRaig Clay) and overall, I thought it worked pretty well.
"There are always going to be times when you have to be patient, but it was to try and create overloads in areas and playing Omar (Bogle) wide to get at Sean Raggett and, at times, I thought he had some joy."