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Brown: Disappointing end to great month

30 November 2013

Phil Brown reflects on the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham and an unbeaten November

Phil Brown admitted Blues hadn’t been at their best in the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town but was still delighted with ‘a very good month’.

Brown says his side found things difficult against Cheltenham Town but was disappointed not to win the game having been denied all three points with a 96th minute penalty.

Blues’ boss also felt the decision had been harsh to award the penalty against Anthony Straker.

Brown said: “I don’t think we were at our best today and sometimes you have to credit the opposition.

“I felt today Cheltenham probably deserved something but to be top with about 20 seconds to go there’s going to be disappointment among us.

“But if you’d have said you’d be third at this stage of the season we’d all have been very happy so we can’t complain too much.

“November has been a very good month for us and to have gone unbeaten for six games is a big plus for us.

“We weren’t at the races today but we’ve got a point and come the end of the season it could prove to a very good point.

“I thought it was a harsh penalty to award because I thought Anthony Straker had been fouled but the referee decided to give it.”

Brown was pleased to Kevan Hurst grab his sixth goal of the season and believes the formation is allowing him to get more goals.

He added: “Hursty is reaping the rewards of the system we’re playing a the moment and he can produce the goods in terms of goals and assists.

“I think Straker and Barry Corr are also benefitting from the system and getting joy with this formation.”

Brown says having the distraction of the FA Cup will be welcome for Blues next weekend.

He added: “It’s the FA Cup next week and it’s a chance to progress to the third round and get a good tie.

“We’re happy with our position in the league and we’re away from it for two weeks. We’ll come back for Torquay full of confidence.”

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