But it was a positive display from Southend who frustrated the hosts for large periods.
Tilson said: "It was a good performance and I think we should have had at least something out of the game. You could tell from the reaction of the Huddersfield fans and their manager in the first half that things were getting to them a bit.
"My only disappointment was their second goal. You can't leave their top scorer unmarked in the box."
Tilson added: "We had not seen too much of Scott before we signed him. He came to play in our reserves and scored two goals. He looked hungry so we thought it was worth taking a punt on him."