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Match Reaction: Phil Brown delight at third consecutive win in Sky Bet League Two

22 November 2014

Gaffer delighted with hard fought win at Prenton Park.

Southend United manager Phil Brown was delighted as his side earned a third consecutive victory in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers.

First half goals from Jack Payne and then an own goal by Rovers defender Will Aimson helped Blues on their way, but Brown's side has to ride out the storm after Max Power gave the hosts hope with a second half penalty.

“It's another good win for us against a good side,” the boss reflected.

“We gave a penalty away and at 2-1 we were under pressure. It was pretty comfortable. I'd love to see us win comfortably but it wasn't as comfortable as that!”

“We created chances to kill them off. Tranmere is a tough place to come and the crowd got behind them. It was a hostile atmosphere in the second half.”

And Brown says the win was even better considering Tranmere's status in the league after their relegation from Sky Bet League One. The Southend manager is also confident that Micky Adams can lead the Merseysiders away from the relegation danger in the division.

“Under Micky, they'll get going, I'm sure. It was a tough game today but we were the ones who made it tough. Micky will know how to put the problem right and I'm sure they'll be out of the relegation spots soon enough.

“We were professional in the way we saw them off and it's now three wins on the bounce. I'm really pleased with my players and we can all – including the travelling support – go home happy!”

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