Date: 7th September 2015 at 5:25pm
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Manager Phil Brown has said he was delighted to see Southend pick up the first win of the season as we took a two one victory over Peterborough last weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site having seen goals come from Adam Barrett and Noel Hunt, a pleased gaffer explained that he felt it had been a justified three points and he was more pleased to have seen the players get their just deserts for their efforts of late – especially our chance domination in the game.

‘It’s a relief to be honest. It gives the lads the belief to get over the line at this level. I believe in them and they can all play at this level. That’s why I brought those players in and rewarded players with new contracts. I thought today we could have won the game a lot more comfortably.’

Brown went on to say that the ‘quality’ of our opportunities on the day and the hardwork that we put into fashioning them for him was ‘priceless’ and he knows that if we continue to do that on a consistent basis in games then we will score and we will win plenty of games.

With that said he wasn’t quite sure what Barrett was doing for his goal!

‘The two strikers were expected to get the end product but to also work and defend from the front. We got our reward today for the hard work and desire. I’ve no idea why Ads was up there for the goal as it wasn’t a set piece, he has a goal in him though, that’s for sure!’

With the first win under our belts now Brown went on to explain that what he wants is a good run of results now to really build confidence and get the momentum going.

‘There were moments in the game when we could have gone 3-0 or 4-0 up. It was a very entertaining and open game today. It’s another home game next week and we have Shrewsbury. They were promoted with us and it’s about getting some momentum now. You have to be prepared and you need players with the experience of getting the ball over the line.’

Hunt was also interviewed after the game and the 32 year old was obviously pleased to get on the scoresheet and continue his own form, but clearly the boost the win would do for the side took precedence.

‘It’s good we’re making chances and getting on the end of things now. We have a real good chance to be up there if we can get a good run and get our home form going. Myself and Moons (Mooney) are forming a good partnership and we both could have taken the matchball home to be honest!’

Hunt went on to say that over the coming weeks he’s confident that our good chances will soon become great chances as partnerships develop more and real sharpness comes back into the players, so echoing Brown it’s now about momentum, more results and really getting that confidence up.

‘We’ve performed really well in these early games and have been unlucky. We deserved the win and we need to take it to Shrewsbury Town next week here at home. The main thing was the win no matter how that came. We would have taken a 1-0 with a scruffy goal but we’re better than that and we need to keep on improving and getting stronger. The goalkeeper pulled off a few good stops today and eventually I got my goal and we’ve won so we all go home happy.’

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