DOUR DRAW IS NO BAD THING
SOUTHEND United’s winless streak was extended to seven matches with an uneventful draw at York City and boss Phil Brown struggled to hide his disappointment at the result.
Both sides found it hard to create clear cut chances in a disappointing encounter. And Phil Brown admitted that his side need to be much sharper in the final third if they are to keep in the play-off positions.
“We did well at the back but going forward we didn’t really look like we were going to score if I’m honest,” said Brown.
“We didn’t cause York enough problems but credit to them because they have been doing well recently and are in the top three of the form guide for the last couple of months. We had one or two half chances but the pleasing points for me were all at the back.
“Young Daniel Bentley got his 13th clean sheet of the
THREE AMIGOS: Mansfield goalscorer Matt Rhead (centre) celebrates with Lee Stevenson and Anthony Howell