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Reaction: Brown frustrated to be repeating himself after draw at Carlisle

23 August 2014

Southend United manager Phil Brown was disappointed to find he was repeating himself following the 1-1 draw with Carlisle United on Saturday.

Blues had to settle for a point at Brunton Park as Conor Clifford scored to cancel out Antony Sweeney’s opener for Graham Kavanagh’s side.

But Brown was left to once again rue missed opportunities in the second-half, and frustrated it took going a goal behind to spark his team into life.

He said: “Before the game maybe I would have taken a point, but that wasn’t the case considering how the match panned out.

“I am finding that I’m repeating myself and it has been the case three times this season where we were the better team but couldn’t take the chances.

“Against Walsall, AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Carlisle here today, we’ve not won any of the three but we’ve been the better team.

“I’ve got to sit down and take a look at things to try and address what the issues are and why we’re not able to find the back of the net.

“I’m disappointed that it once again took us going a goal behind to get us going. We responded well against AFC Wimbledon with something like 20 crosses but couldn’t score.

“Against Carlisle Conor scored a great goal to level things up and in the second-half I felt it was fairly one way traffic.

“But we can’t let going a goal behind be the factor that gets us going. We have to be doing that from the very first minute.”

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