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Phil Brown: Comeback win is testament to the players' character

26 September 2015

Boss thrilled to register second win in a week following 2-1 victory over the Iron.

Southend United manager Phil Brown was delighted to see his side battle back from 1-0 down to earn a 2-1 victory against Scunthorpe United at Roots Hall.

Goals from Michael Timlin and Ben Coker helped Blues to a win at home and register a second victory in a week for the Blues.

“We had a gameplan to start quickly but even the kick off didn’t go well,” the boss began.

“It wasn’t what we worked at and we wanted to get the supporters behind us. It was a dream goal for them and Gary McSheffrey is capable of doing those sort of things. 

“It took us 25 minutes to get in the game when Ryan Leonard had an attempt that went in the side netting.

“We switched David Worrall and we started creating a bit more. The winner came in a different guise. It came from the left back and Ben Coker got an assist and a goal.

“It wasn’t just down to Ben though and we showed determination and were resolute to get the win.“

Noel Hunt was a substitute in the second half and set up the winning goal with a neat pass to Coker, and Brown was pleased with the Irishman’s contribution, but praised the whole team.

“I went for the experience on 55 minutes by bringing Noel Hunt on helped us to the win. He linked up well with David Mooney and got himself a great assist.

“To win by coming from behind is testament to the character of the side.”

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