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MATCH REACTION | Brown on Peterborough point

1 October 2016

The Southend United Manager gives his verdict on the 1-1 draw with Peterborough United

Phil Brown was left cursing a late Peterborough equaliser which denied Blues back to back wins.

Having missed a chance from the penalty spot to open the scoring, Anthony Wordsworth popped up 12 minutes from time and looked to have given Blues three points.

But Marcus Maddison ensured Posh wouldn’t go home empty handed.

“I was convinced at half time that this game was a 1-0 and whoever got their noses in front would probably go on to win the game,” Brown said afterwards. “It should have been the case.

“Having said that, if Simon Cox takes the opportunity to kill the game off completely we can all go home happy.

“We got deeper and deeper in injury time and brought on the pressure that resulted in them scoring the goal.

“They had been causing little bits of problems all game with the movement between the front four, but in the main I thought we coped with it quite well.

“But going in front and with 90 minutes on the clock, we should see it over the line.”

Blues travel to Rochdale in the league next week after the Checkatrade Trophy game against Leyton Orient.

“It’s another point, but it emphasises the fine lines,” Brown added.

“To compound the win over Oxford with another three points would have been the start of something, but it’s dragged us back into it.

“We still realise we’re in a struggle and a fight but we’ll do that.”

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