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BROWN | "We had enough chances to win"

8 May 2016

Blues Manager left feeling very frustrated by final day defeat to Bury.

Phil Brown felt his side didn’t get they deserved at the JD Stadium as Southend United lost 3-2 to Bury on the final day of the 2015/16 season.

In an entertaining encounter where Blues had been pegged back twice after a debut goal for Franck Moussa and a David Mooney strike, Bury were awarded a penalty in the 93rd minute after Sam McQueen was adjudged to have handled in the box.

 Ryan Lowe duly converted for the Shakers for his second of the game, sending Blues to a fifth successive defeat.

The cruel nature of the defeat, and the controversial circumstances in which it happened left Brown feeling extremely aggrieved.
“We were the better team today.” He said.

“If we’re talking about football, we had numerous chances to win this game of football.

“Minutes before the penalty we had Sam McQueen with a tap-in that was cleared off the line.

“We’ve had enough chances to win this game of football; Mooney has hit the bar and Worrall has hit the post.”

Despite the disappointing result, it was a much improved display from Southend who took the game to the Shakers for large parts of the match.

With Jack Bridge making his first start for the club, and Moussa netting on his second Blues debut, Brown admits there was things to build on, but unfortunately the result has left a sour taste.

“There was lots of positives today.

“David Mooney put a shift in, Tyrone Barnett led the line you could go on and on and on.

“The supporters can go home quite pleased with the performance but we’ve got nothing from the game.”

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