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Brown: We had to win the hard way

23 November 2013

Phil Brown delighted his side extended their winning run to four games

Phil Brown says Blues had to win the hard way but hopes fans went home happy after his side beat York City 2-1 at Roots Hall.

Luke Prosser headed home from Ben Coker’s free-kick in the 90th minute to hand Blues the three points.

Brown admits Blues were not at their best, but was delighted to see his side extend their winning run to four games.

He said: “I’m actually a bit disappointed that we didn’t play as good as football as we could but to get that last minute winner means the fans will go home happy.

“Our best spell of the game probably came after Kevan Hurst was sent off but it’s fantastic to extend that winning run to four games.

“It’s always nice to score a last minute winner and hopefully the fans will come back in numbers for Cheltenham next weekend.

“We never really got playing, especially in the first half but we came in ahead of wanted to kick off in the second-half.

“York played some good stuff and we had to ride our luck at times but we won the game the hard way.

“Not playing well and picking up the three points can be a big positive for us. The lads are buzzing in the changing rooms.”

Brown was also delighted for Luke Prosser, and was also pleased to see Hurst keep up his good goalscoring form.

He added: “Hursty is in really good form at the moment but he’ll miss Pompey now because of the red card.

“I’m not sure about the first yellow card as I think other players were further in the crowd, but that’s football.

“I’m absolutely delighted for Luke to get the winner. He’s had to dig deep but he’s come through it and is playing really well at the moment.

“Dan Bentley made a couple of excellent saves to keep us level and then we showed tremendous character to find that winning goal.”

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