Brown rues one that got away

Phil Brown was furious with the way Southend fell away after a great start as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Morecambe.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 20:47

Phil Brown: Bitterly disappointed

Phil Brown: Bitterly disappointed

Ryan Leonard headed the visitors into the lead before the Shrimps levelled after 29 minutes through Kevin Ellison, with second-half substitute Jack Redshaw proving the hosts' matchwinner courtesy of a superb finish with his first touch of the ball.

Brown said: "We started superbly and got an excellent goal but we didn't take advantage of that.

"We gave away a really sloppy goal to let them back in the game and we never recovered. It really took the stuffing out of us.

"We were poor in the second half and their second goal was another killer because it came just seconds after we could have scored.

"Morecambe had too much nous for us at the end of the day and we have to learn that we can't play pretty football all the time, especially on a pitch as poor as this one.

"Morecambe played the conditions the better and that proved to be the difference."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho hits back at Arsene Wenger ahead of showdown

Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea's defensive approach.

Ilkay Gundogan close to Manchester United move

Manchester United are close to agreeing a £21.5m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to Sky sources.

Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea and not move to Real Madrid, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not concerned about Real Madrid’s reported interest in Eden Hazard.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company