Maher makes no excuses as Blues slip

Bromley v Southend United – Vanarama National League – Hayes Lane – Reaction

Bromley 2-1 Southend United

Kevin Maher made no excuses for his threadbare Southend United side after they slipped to a 2-1 Vanarama National League defeat against Bromley at Hayes Lane.

Goals from Louis Dennis and Michael Cheek gave the Ravens a two-goal lead before Noor Husin reduced the arrears. 

“In the first half I didn’t think we were anywhere near the levels we should be at and have been at,” the Blues boss explained. 

“It’s been a bit of a common theme that teams haven’t really had to do anything to score against us, which is the disappointing thing.

Maher added: “We showed character to come back into it and kept pushing to try and get an equaliser, but it wasn’t quite to be. The ball wouldn’t sit down quite well enough for us.

“We were a little bit slow in possession in the first half. There’s no reason, we looked a bit lethargic and slow with our decision-making. We played too much in front of them.

“We spoke about trying to get down the sides of them and I don’t think we did that enough. We didn’t put our imprint on the game and we allowed it to be slow and a bit ponderous.”


Brian Jeeves