The Tigers have failed to taste success on their travels since taking maximum points from a visit to Craven Cottage in March.
They were unable to repeat that success this time around as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat on the banks of the River Thames.
The Tigers offered little as an attacking force throughout the contest and ultimately succumbed to goals from Bobby Zamora and Diomansy Kamara.
Brown was forced to accept afterwards that his side had been second best and admits he will be looking for much more in forthcoming fixtures.
"It's disappointing of course, the fact that in the first half we didn't create anything," he said ruefully.
"We defended resolutely, but when we regain possession we ask them to play some football and tonight we didn't play.
"Second half came around and on the back of the 43rd minute goal (from Zamora) that changes your dynamic at half-time and we came out and played a bit.
"That, though, opens up gaps at the back and consequently they got the second goal and killed the game."