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Brown: Draw was a fair result

20 December 2013

Phil Brown on Southend United's 1-1 draw with Rochdale at Roots Hall

Phil Brown believes a point apiece was a fair result as Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Rochdale at Roots Hall.

Brown felt it was a well deserved point for his side having come from behind to equalise through Kevan Hurst.

And he admits either side could have gone on to win the game, but was happy to settle for a point.

Brown said: “It was two good sides going up against each other and trying to play good football.

“I think we tried to play football in the wrong areas a few times and almost allowed them to score.

“We gave ourselves a bit of a climb by going behind despite us starting the game on top.

“Luke Prosser did really well to keep the score 1-0 with two excellent blocks on the line.

“And then Kevan Hurst produced some magic in front of goal which he has been doing regularly this season.

“It was a fair result I think. Both sides could have gone on to win the game but in the end a point is a good result.”

Brown felt credit had to go to both sides for their efforts in stopping one another from getting into any sort of rhythm. 

“Both sides did try and play football but both worked extremely hard to stop that happening,” he added.

“The conditions didn’t help either side but it was two good teams who I’m sure will be up there come the end of the season.

“We saw a response from Saturday. Some of the criticism was a little harsh, from myself included after Torquay.

“But we had an off day and were back at it against Rochdale. Come the end of the season that could prove to be a good point.”

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