Sturrock: 'In one way I'm delighted';Coleman: '2nd goal is a fluke'
13 August 2011 11:26
Both managers had their say after the Shrimpers defeated Stanley 2-1 at the Crown Ground saturday afternoon; while one bemoaned his side's luck, the other felt his boys 'worked their tails off!' Sturrock: 'Last season we came here and they trampled all over us' Blues boss Paul Sturrock has shown his flexible side by picking a team that could take on the Stanley at their own game while still showing some attacking flair to grab the three points. Then again, it's always hard to please the canny Scot. Sturrock told BBC Essex: "In one way I'm delighted, but in another way we nearly shot ourselves in the foot. If we'd been more clinical in the first half we could have been 3-1 or 4-1 up. The chances we missed were very, very easy ones as well. At least the boys battled and worked their tails off and give us everything they've got." It's socks Luggs, they worked their socks off, tails, what is he talking about. Still, as this was our first away win since the hat-trick of wins on the road eight months ago in January, (Oxford United 1-0, Rotherham 2-1, and the last on the 29th, 2-0 at Barnet), he couldn't be too harsh, especially the way we were bullied out of it in the corresponding fixture back in April. He said: "Last season we came here and they trampled all over us. I did not want that to happen again and we responded properly. People were throwing their bodies in front of the ball and putting their bodies on the line and that's what we want if we are to churn out results." So where will the Shrimpers finish this season? VOTE HERE: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk Coleman: 'Their second goal is a fluke' Meanwhile, Stanley boss John Coleman thinks his side were unlucky not to come away from the game with at least a point. Coleman told www.accringtonstanley.co.uk: “I don’t think it was a fair result. We were poor in the first half and they stretched us without making too many chances but in the second half they haven’t been near our goal." In fact, he felt our Ryan's magnificent winner had a hint of luck about it, shame on you sir. Coleman whinged, sorry, said: "Their second goal is a fluke. Our lad’s cleared it onto their lad’s knee and it looped over the goalkeeper’s head into the net. I think that was the only time they got near our goal. They had a breakaway late on when we’d committed everyone forward but apart from that we’ve had the lion’s share of the play without creating too many chances. It never helps to go a goal down so early on and we were possibly fortunate to get back in the game because we didn’t threaten their goal at all in the first half, but in the second half we were much better." So where will the Shrimpers finish this season? VOTE HERE: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk