The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Chris Phillips

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

PIC­TURES: John Sumpter

THREE AMI­GOS: Mans­field goalscorer Matt Rhead (cen­tre) cel­e­brates with Lee Steven­son and Anthony How­ell

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