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We Played Better With 10-Men

We Played Better With 10-Men

It's surprising how often a sending off can change a game, and change it in favour of the side losing a man!

This is something that happened for us on Tuesday night.

Having slipped behind to an early goal Southend looked to be facing defeat at Portsmouth but a straight red card seemed to spur us into action and we came away with a 2-1 win.

The start that we had, which saw us behind to Andy Barcham's goal after just two-minutes, is what Phil Brown feared and he was less than impressed with the start. He also admits it could have easily been two or three by the break.

Brown told BBC Essex: 'I didn't enjoy the first half. We came here, we knew there was going to be a big crowd. The last thing we wanted to do was give them something to hang their hats onto.

'Low and behold we are two minutes into the game and they score an absolute world-class goal. We could have been two or three down at half-time.'

Cauley Woodrow was only on the pitch for four minutes, having come on a substitute, before he was show a straight red card to leave us with 10-men for the final half an hour or so.

From that moment on we were the better side and played the better football to not only get back into the game and level but turn it around to win.

He added: 'We played better football when we went down to 10 men. That's the down side of performance, we actually got a hold of the ball when we went down to 10.

'It looked as if they were on the back foot (at 1-1). We've got hungry lads at the moment. We weren't having a point. We've got all three.'

Will Atkinson's late leveller and Barry Corr's winner not long after extended our unbeaten run and took us up to third place in the league two table, and the final automatic promotion spot.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday November 28 2013
Time: 9:34AM

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