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Eastwood left flat with point

6 October 2012

Striker Freddy Eastwood admitted that Saturday’s match with Barnet looked over with his side 2-0 down.

Blues fell behind following two strikes in the second half.

Eastwood then scored from the penalty spot before Kevan Hurst grabbed a late leveler to give Southend United a fortunate point.

“I think it was disappointing not to get three points today given where Barnet are in the league,” Eastwood told the official website.

“At 2-0 down it seemed a long way back but we didn’t give up and we nearly nicked it at the end.

“But we should be beating teams like that although to be fair to them they came here and gave it a right good go.

“We were probably lucky to get a point to be honest as they missed a sitter right at the very end.”

Eastwood scored his second goal of the season with a powerfully struck penalty after 67 minutes.

It gave Paul Sturrock’s side a foothold back in the match before Hurst’s equaliser six minutes from time.

But despite that the point left Eastwood, 28, feeling flat.

“The ball came to me first otherwise I wouldn’t have taken the penalty,” he said.

“Kevan Hurst threw me the ball so I was lucky as whoever got it first would have taken it.

“After his equaliser we pushed for a winner which resulted in us leaving holes at the back but that was because we wanted the three points as a draw isn’t much good to us.

“We want to win the league and a draw isn’t going to help us do that.

“The good thing about today is that the next game is just around the corner so we can win that and get on a run.”

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