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Prosser: We felt we could still win the game at half-time

31 August 2014

Southend United’s Luke Prosser felt Blues could hold their heads high, despite defeat at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon.

Blues were beaten by two second-half goals, but played for over 75 minutes with ten men following Cian Bolger’s 15th minute red card.

Prosser felt Blues were unlucky not to go in at half-time ahead, but believes Blues couldn’t have given it much more throughout.

He said: “At half-time we came in and all the boys said we could go on and get the three points, despite us being down to ten men.

“We had played really well following the red card and if anything, we looked like the team with the extra man up until half-time.

“But they switched it around and put an extra man in midfield which made it tougher for us and they were able to get on top of the game.

“We can be proud of the performance and hold our heads high because we did give it everything out there but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

“A couple of decisions didn’t go our way and when you go down to ten-men, you do need a little bit of luck on your side.

“We can’t have too many complaints about the red card I don’t think, but we all felt we should have had a penalty when Tommo (Adam Thompson) was fouled.”

Thompson was disappointed with the manner of the goals Blues conceded, as Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid struck in the second-half for the Pilgrims.

He added: “We’re frustrated with the goals we conceded. We work so hard in training up against more men and we’re keeping clean sheets.

“They were sloppy goals to concede from our point of view. The first one came at the right time for them, very early in the second-half.

“We were up against it after that, but we won’t get too down and we’ll be ready to go again against AFC Wimbledon in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.”

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