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Brown: Equaliser changed the game

8 March 2014

Phil Brown on the defeat to Morecambe

Manager Phil Brown admitted Blues didn’t deserve anything from the trip to the Globe Arena, as they were beaten by Morecambe.

Ryan Leonard’s goal was cancelled out by a Kevin Ellison equaliser, and Brown admitted that goal changed the complexion of the game.

The hosts went on to run out 2-1 winnners thanks to Jack Redshaw’s goal, and Brown was bitterly disappointed.

He said: “The first half we were good, but we were beaten by nous and experience at the end of the day.

“They came out in the second-half and turned us on a regular basis, we were facing our own goal for much of the second-half.

“If that’s what it takes to win in League 2 then that’s what we need to be doing instead of trying to play that pretty football.

“Our first goal was great and for the first 30 minutes we played well and deserved to be winning.

“But once that goal went in it was a completely different game, we seemed to be very anxious in our play.

“We had a few chances near the end, as we tried to get men forward, but so did they. They deserved to win the game.”

Brown made changes early in the second-half, but was disappointed they didn’t make the desired impact.

Conor Clifford, Lee Barnard and Marc Laird all came on as Blues went chasing the win.

He added: “I was disappointed that we didn’t get that extra buzz when we looked to push forward and get another goal.

“We made changes early but they didn’t make the sort of impact I was hoping for and that’s frustrating.

“We’ve just got to dig in. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve just got to work hard to turn this around.”

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