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Brown: A committed display all round

28 January 2014

Phil Brown on the draw with Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night

Phil Brown felt it was a committed performance all round as Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Kevan Hurst’s 11th of the season was cancelled out by Luke Norris’ deflected strike as Blues were made to settle for a point.

Brown said both sides had shown full commitment in the draw, as well as the Southend United fans who almost outnumbered the home support.

Brown said: “There was real commitment from both sides who gave it everything in tough conditions.

“I think it was a fair result but you always come away slightly disappointed because we had some chances towards the end.

“The fans were absolutely magnificent this evening. To almost outnumber the home supporters was brilliant.

“That is real football and that was real support. I was just disappointed we weren’t able to send them home with all three points.

“But at least we got something to take away from the game because at the end of the season that could be important.

“I have to say the pitch was absolutely fantastic despite the conditions and it allowed both sides to play good football.”

Brown was frustrated that Blues hadn’t been awarded a penalty in the second-half when Adam Thompson was fouled.

He added: “Anywhere else on the pitch a free-kick is given so I thought it was a penalty on Thompson.

“We also could’ve had one in the first-half when Will Atkinson went down.

“But it seemed the referee didn’t want to make that sort of decision in difficult conditions.

“You can understand, but with the late chances we had, there is a slight bit of disappointment.”

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