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Match Reaction: Brown delight as Blues make it a perfect week

20 September 2014

Blues boss pleased as his side grab a third consecutive win in Sky Bet League Two.

Southend United boss Phil Brown couldn't hide his delight after his side defeated York City at Bootham Crescent by earning a 3-2 victory.

Goals from Myles Weston, Kevan Hurst and Jack Payne earned Brown's side a third win in a week after Blues defeated both Portsmouth and Cheltenham.

“It's been a great week for us and the lads have certainly earned their stripes this afternoon.” Brown admitted.

“It was only a hard earned win because we made it hard earned. I think all their goals were avoidable from our point of view.

“However, I've got to give credit to my players. We have a very young squad here and going to places like York and getting a result will do them the word of good. However, the whole week will.

The punters today supporting the side were brilliant and whilst it's been a great week, we've got to look to beat Shrewsbury next Saturday.

And Brown was quick to lay praise at the door of one goalscorer in Jack Payne, who bagged his fourth goal in his breakthrough season for Blues.

Payne struck mid-way through the second half and his goal proved to be the match-winner.

“Jack's a little magician. He can play in a few positions and when he sees the whites of the centre half's eyes, he says 'come on then, let's have a go at you'. He's got his goal today and I'm delighted for him. 

“Having Jack in the side will win you penalties, and Myles stepped up to oblige from the spot.

“You never feel home and hosed. We changed it, putting Gary Deegan in front of the back four. They got their second goal and I felt it was best to put big Mads on in place of Jack Payne just to shore it up.

“We got sucked into York's way of playing in the end but we got the result and that's all that matters.”

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