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Phil Brown: Boss pleased with night's work against Crawley Town

6 October 2015

Brown content as Blues comfortably progress following win over the Red Devils.

Southend United boss Phil Brown was pleased with his side's night's work as Blues progressed with a comfortable 3-0 win at Crawley Town in the JPT.

A brace from Joe Pigott and the opener from Myles Weston saw Blues earn a place in round three and it was a comfortable evening for Brown's side in West Sussex.

“The scoreline looks comfortable,” he reflected at a soggy Stadium after the game.

“I told the defenders that if they kept a clean sheet they'd have a chance of keeping their shirt for the next game, and if the strikers scored they may keep their shirt as well.

“The challenge on Woody [Anthony Wordsworth] in the first half was a strong one and I had to take him off in the second half. 

“It was a heavy blow, his muscle twitched and it slowed him down a little bit. We'll see what the next 24 hours show where he's concerned.

“Better teams in the second half could have caused us problems.”

And Brown was delighted to see strike pair Pigott and Weston – his first in 13 months – get on the scoresheet against the League 2 side.

“Tuesday evenings away from home seems to be Joe's thing!” the boss joked.

“Tonight wasn't about relaxing, it was about attitude. We brought that to the party before seeing them off and it was nice to see Joe score a couple of goals and Myles Weston up front for the first time in a while.

“It's nice to know there's a pot of goal at the end of any rainbow and this rainbow currently is in the JPT.

“There's a long way to go and first and foremost we think ahead of two important games against Port Vale and Barnsley.”

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