Vital Football

Latest Southend United News

Braintree 2-1 Southend + Brown Reaction

Braintree 2-1 Southend + Brown Reaction

Conference Premier side Braintree Town took victory in our game against them on Saturday at their Amlin Stadium.

It was a hot day, and took both sides a while to wake up really, as very little of note happened until just before the half time break, where our hosts took the lead.

Going into the half time break a goal behind wasn't exactly the plan and the players came back out brightly, and levelled the scores within minutes of the restart as Barry Corr lifted the ball over a rushing keeper to make it one all.

Their winner came in arguable circumstances as the referee awarded them a penalty 25 minutes from time. Conor Clifford did rattle the bar from 25 yards just before full time though and that was as close as we came to levelling the scores for a second time.

It was a decent run out though and manager Phil Brown told the Official Site that he was relatively pleased despite the result.

'Results aren't important at this stage but we want a winning mentality, so it was frustrating that the deciding goal was a controversial penalty. We were pressing to try and win the game and got a bit caught out, but it wasn't a penalty in my opinion. Despite the result we got a lot from the game. The conditions were very hot but the players worked extremely hard. That's the most important thing at this stage. It was a decent game between two sides that wanted to play, so hopefully the supporters enjoyed it.'

The game did feature a number of trialists as Brown used the opportunity to look more at them, and former defender Leon Cort featured in the second half, whilst Gavin Hoyte and Roman Michael-Percil again featured. Former Hereford and Newcastle right back, Dan Leadbitter, also featured in the second half.

'We're making up numbers with trialists at the moment and some of them impressed. Leon was short of match fitness, but he'll be back in. They all did what they could but we have got to make the decisions that benefit the club and help us progress, so we'll speak to them all over the next couple of days.'

Southend:

Bentley, Hoyte (T) (Leadbitter (T)), White (Cort (T)), Prosser (Banton), Coker, Hurst (Fagan), Clifford, Atkinson (Payne), Michael-Percil (T) (Barnard), Corr (Liburd), Weston (Bridge).

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Sunday July 20 2014
Time: 10:07AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southend United Articles

League One - Scunthorpe United v Southend

The League 1 season continues for Southend against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park on Saturday.

Brown - No Rotherham Concerns

Manager Phil Brown has again spoken of his commitment to Southend United with speculation coming out about the vacant hotseat at Rotherham United.

Brown Keen On Hendrie Stay

Manager Phil Brown has said that with on loan West Ham Stephen Hendrie's time coming to an end at Roots Hall, he'd be very keen on an extension.

Match Day Officials v Scunthorpe

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Scunthorpe United this weekend.

Vital Southend Social Media

Archived Vital Southend Articles

Vital Southend articles from

Site Journalists

VitalShrimper
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Scunthorpe v Southend
Suggested By:
Southend win100%
Scunthorpe win0%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Southend United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 22 2016 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 26 2016 7:45PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Crewe Alexandra (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Southend United Results (view all)