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Brown: A misfiring performance

12 April 2014

Phil Brown bitterly disappointed following the 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon

Phil Brown was bitterly disappointed following Southend United’s 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Brown felt it was a misfiring performance from his side, as they failed to take advantage of the opportunities they created throughout the 90 minutes.

Jack Midson’s penalty was the difference between the sides, and Brown felt it summed up Blues’ afternoon, as Dan Bentley saw the ball squirm under him.

He said: “I’m bitterly disappointed because it just seemed to be one of those days for us and it wouldn’t fall our way throughout the game.

“No matter what we tried it just didn’t fall for us. The effort was there, the shape and organisation was there, but we couldn’t find a goal.

“Wimbledon’s front two worked our central defenders, it was probably their toughest game so far since being partnered together.

“We got the crosses into the box, had shots and chances, but it wouldn’t fall our way. We did the right things but couldn’t put it in the net.

“Their goal summed it up because nine times out of ten if Dan dives the right way, he’ll make the save, but the ball squirmed under him.”

Brown was disappointed Blues hadn’t sent a bumper crowd home happy, with over 7,000 fans in the home end.

He added: “It’s frustrating because we didn’t have the right sort of result for the crowd who were there, it was one of our biggest of the season from a league perspective.

“We’re disappointed that we couldn’t send them home happy this afternoon, but hope we’ll all be celebrating come the end of the season.”                                       

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