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Match Reaction: Gaffer hails team performance after terrific win

26 December 2014

The boss reflects on a great team performance following 1-0 Boxing Day victory at Cambridge United.

Southend United manager Phil Brown hailed his side as Blues picked up their first three points of December with a 1-0 win at Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two.

The early 1pm didn't put off the hardy souls who made the journey to Cambridge, and they were sent home happy after Barry Corr's early headed effort in the second half of the game.

“Barry Corr was excellent today and I thought he was unplayable. He played as a proper number nine today,” the boss said.

“We knew when they changed the front two, what was they were going to go. Barry was the man getting the goals last year in our 1-0 victories. 

“I asked the players for the performance of the season today and I think we played really well for the opening 45 minutes. I will always take 1-0 wins, as that shows that we were doing things right at both ends of the pitch.

“I also thought the two centre halves were outstanding today. We had the woodwork tested on a couple of occasions.

Despite the valuable win against Richard Money's U's, Brown said there was a negative, stating that a key player could be out for the game against Dagenham & Redbridge in two days time.

“It should have been more but I will take a 1-0 all day long, as it's three points,” he said.

“The only downside today, Kevan Hurst's hamstring has tightened up, and we'll have a look at that tomorrow, to assess whether he has a chance for the Dagenham game on Sunday.”

And Brown was also quick to praise the terrific support from the travelling support too, with over 1,000 heading to the Abbey Stadium for the clash.

“The fans were excellent again. There were over 1,200 of our supporters again, which was fantastic and I feel the performance today repays the results against both Luton Town and Wycombe Wanderers.”

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