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Interview: Brown frustrated after 'one of those nights' at Roots Hall

19 August 2014

Southend United manager Phil Brown couldn’t quite believe his side had been beaten by AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

Blues created a number of chances throughout the game, but George Francomb’s excellent free-kick won the game for Neal Ardley’s side.

Despite defeat Brown was pleased with the performance of his side, and believes there were plenty of positives to take from the game.

He said: “It’s one of those games where the fans are walking away wondering how we’ve lost, and that’s the feeling the whole squad share.

“But there were plenty of positives to take. We played some good football and created so many chances throughout the game.

“The first goal was so important and we were unlucky not to get that in the first-half with the chances we created. Their goalkeeper had one of them nights.

“Even once they had gone ahead, the lads didn’t hide, they kept playing and we created another three or four clear cut chances.

“The players gave it everything and the performance was there. Unfortunately are finishing wasn’t on the night, but we can’t be too down at this stage.

“We pinned them back and threw the kitchen sink at them, but we couldn’t find the back of the net.

“They played the system well and the tactic they employed worked for them. We’ve got to get used to teams making it difficult for us at Roots Hall.

“I’m pleased with the performance that the lads put in. We’ll dust ourselves down quickly and get ourselves ready for Saturday’s tough test at Carlisle.”

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