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Match Reaction: Phil Brown rues Blues' draw against Exeter City

18 October 2014

Phil Brown reacts to his side's 1-1 draw with Exeter City in Sky Bet League Two at Roots Hall

Blues boss Phil Brown admitted a point for his side was a fair outcome following Southend United’s 1-1 draw with Exeter City in Sky Bet League Two.

David Worrall’s first half header put Blues in command but Exeter came back out after the break with added vigour and Brown believes the Grecians got what they deserved.

“Exeter kept on playing and got their just reward with the goal,” Brown said ruefully.

“Overall it was a well hard earned point. They came with a game plan and we were focusing all week on regaining possession. We did that successfully in the first half but we didn’t in the second.

“The longer the game went on, the more nervous we got. 

“I thought Barny worked his socks off in the game and he was unlucky not to get a goal on the day.”

The return to first team action for Worrall was one of a number of changes Brown made to his Southend side following a run of consecutive defeats and the manager was pleased with the contribution with both the goalscorer and Will Atkinson in particular.

“Wozza’s not prolific by any stretch and he took his chance today – as did Will Atkinson. We needed that second goal and it just didn’t come, unfortunately.

“The goal should have been better defended and they’ll be happy with the point, I’m sure. The goal was coming if I’m being honest and I had the substitution ready to combat that but they scored before Myles Weston could enter play.”

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