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Blues lucky to get point - Sturrock

6 October 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock felt his side could count themselves lucky that they rescued a point against Barnet on Saturday.

Southend United came from 2-0 down against League Two’s bottom side to salvage a point.

And Sturrock was disappointed with his players he told the official website.

“On what we saw today Barnet are not a bad side,” said Sturrock.

“As the game unfolded we were a team of heavy legged men as there wasn’t a sharpness to us.

“The amount of running we had to do midweek came into our game today and in the end we were lucky to get a point.”

Two second half strikes put the visitors into a 2-0 lead before a Freddy Eastwood penalty and Kevan Hurst’s late equaliser earned the Blues a point.

And an angry Sturrock pointed to his players’ not following instructions as to the reason behind his sides’ lackluster performance.

“It is probably unkind of me to say but they think they have to do more rather than what they are told and I think today that was a key feature,” he said.

“Our final cross and pass let us down today. 

“Kevan Hurst had a last minute free-kick and tries a three-yard run-up from that distance is unbelievable. 

“You have maybe seen Ronaldo do that but this is League Two.

“That is one of a number of bad decisions and as we chased the game people are doing alien things that enabled Barnet to cause us concern.”

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