Date: 10th August 2015 at 7:38pm
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Manager Phil Brown has said he’s happy enough with a point from our trip to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town this weekend.

Fleetwood 1 Southend 1 & Highlights
Stats: Fleetwood v Southend United

Having trailed at the half time break one nil, before David Worrall hit a late 84th minute leveller for us, Brown said on our return to League One following Play Off promotion last season, he had to be pleased with something to show for our efforts as he wasn’t a happy man at half time.

Speaking to the Official Site following the draw, he explained.

‘All three of the new boys did well, as did Joe Pigott who only met the boys again on the train this morning. It was a nice day out in Fleetwood for him. I was pleased with the impact all the substitutes made, especially Wozza with the goal he scored with five minutes left. We were disappointed to go in at half time 1-0 down. It was a great strike but you get punished by the sides in League 1. Fleetwood could have killed us off just after half time with a couple of chances, including one that hit the bar.’

With it being the first point of the year though at least it helps confidence and the competitive run out will be one of the final few games players need to be in peak condition moving forward so there were positives to take and obviously taking a point from the game is better than not taking anything at all.

‘It’s good to get the first point on the board in League 1. The fitness coaches here are excellent and they’ve done an excellent job. We have 19 players available for the first game and if we keep that going then I’ll have some selection headaches, for sure.’

In his own interview, the goal scorer on the day David Worrall admitted his delight with the strike because he felt really it was the least we had deserved.

‘It’s always good to get something on the table – especially away from home. Fleetwood are a good team that know this league. They are more of a counter attacking team. They frustrated us a little bit out there.’

Worrall went on to joke that despite reservations from his colleagues he did mean to score in the manner that he did.

‘I’ve had a bit of stick for it. The lads have said I didn’t mean it but I definitely did. I saw there was nobody on the line so I decided to go for it. My best mate Lee Walker was in there with his hat on and when we scored Lenny (Leonard) took his hat off him! It’s a horrible hat but that’s his fashion sense I’m afraid!’

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