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Phil Brown: We were robbed of the three points at Gillingham

24 October 2015

The boss says the Blues deserved more from the 1-1 draw at Priestfield.

Southend United manager Phil Brown felt his side were 'robbed' of the three points following the 1-1 draw with Gillingham on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues made the short trip to Kent to take on the Gills and dominated for the majority of the game against the league leaders.

And after Stephen McLaughlin's early goal, Blues almost held on to the three points but Doug Loft's fortuitous late equaliser with a minute remaining meant the spoils were shared.

 “It would have been a deserved three points,” the boss reflected.

“We've been robbed of three points today. We were the better team and have come away with a point.

“We came with a gameplan and a mistake has cost us.

“Dan Bentley will be questioned after one poor decision today, but how many times has he made top class stops?

“I have no qualms about Dan Bentley or any qualms about any individual in our squad."

Clearly frustrated after the match, the boss believes Gillingham got a fair slice of luck in the game.

“We came up against a side who are having a bit of luck at the moment, but it's a case of two points dropped and the better team not winning the game today.

“Michael Timlin's sporting 11 or 12 stitches and I made the decision not to play him. It didn't affect us because we bossed the midfield I thought.”

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