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Cresswell's tough Morecambe medicine

20 October 2012

Defender Ryan Cresswell admitted Morecambe’s late winner was a difficult pill to swallow on Saturday.

Southend United suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Shrimps Globe Arena, thanks to Jack Redshaw’s 88th minute winner.

And after Cresswell’s man of the match performance in defence, he was left frustrated as Blues returned empty handed to Essex.

“I thought we did well in one of those end to end type of games,” he told the official website. 

“Chances were few and far between but they have managed to nick it at the end which has made it hard to swallow.

“There were chances at the end and I think we could have pinched a point. 

“That’s the disappointing thing that I am standing here talking about pinching a point.”

A draw looked good for both sides in a match of few clear cut chances for either side.

However, Redshaw capatilised on a rare defensive slip to hand Jim Bentley’s side all three points.

“They threw a lot at us in the second half but I felt we handled it well,” he said. 

“We were heading, clearing and blocking everything but whilst we were having to do that we didn’t get any chances at the other end. 

“If you are going on chances created then they had the ball in our box more than we did in theirs. 

“We’ve cleared everything throughout the match and then one comes in and is flicked to the back post and it is the one that goes in.

“The less I have to do in a game the better but I am there to defend and put my body on the line and that’s what I did which makes it a hard pill to swallow.”

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