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Brown: Draw a disappointment

29 December 2013

Phil Brown frustrated Blues are unable to beat Accrington Stanley as they are held to a 1-1 draw

Phil Brown was ultimately disappointed as Southend United ended the year with a 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley.

Blues had chances to win the game at the Crown Ground but were made to settle for a point after going behind.

Luke Prosser equalised following Mark Phillips’ own goal and Blues still had chances to win the game.

Brown said: “I’m disappointed because the players just didn’t seem to be at the races, especially in the first-half.

“There were some harsh words said at half-time and we actually started the second half well.

“We had a great chance through Michael Timlin but I think he thought he was offside and the goalkeeper made a great save.

“He pulled off a couple more after that and was clearly out to impress because he was only recalled from a loan recently.

“We did respond after going a goal behind but I don’t want a response, I want it from the first whistle.

“At the end of the season it may prove to be important.  If you can’t win a game you don’t want to lose it.

“When you look at the form guide in November and December you have to be pleased but the aim is promotion and we want to win every game.”

Brown was pleased to be able to welcome Prosser back to the side and see him grab his third of the season for the equaliser.

He added: “I’ve said many times this season that Pross needs to remember he’s a number six and he’s been doing that.

“It was a good header and it’s his best tally of his career in a season so hopefully they can keep coming.”

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