Sturrock: 'Hope no-one notices us and we sneak up on everyone'; Wilder: 'I think we've been done'
By westfield shrimper
Updated Wednesday, 2nd February 2011
Both Southend United's Paul Sturrock and Oxford United's Chris Wilder had their say after the Tuesday evening clash at Roots Hall which saw the Shrimpers win 2-1 after being a goal down.
Sturrock: 'It's good that we've been able to keep hold of Bilel'
Blues boss Paul Sturrock felt a change of formation after a sluggish start turned the game the Shrimpers way after falling behind in the 14th minute.
Ryan Hall and Bilel Mohsni, who else, grabbed the goals that sees his side in ninth position, only a couple of points off the play-offs.
Sturrock told the Press Association after the game: "I think any neutral watching the game would have felt we deserved the win. We started slowly but got on top after the first 15 minutes. It's good that we've been able to keep hold of Bilel and he popped up with another goal. We're moving up the league nicely but I hope no-one notices us and we can carry on going about our business quietly and sneak up on everyone at the end."
Wilder: 'I thought the referee was all over the place, awful'
Meanwhile, U's boss Chris Wilder was not a happy bunny, especially with referee Keith Hill.
Sorry Chris, it looked a straight red from where I was sitting, er, in the west stand.
Wilder told www.oufc.co.uk: "I've got to say I think we have been done. In certain aspects from my point of view, we haven't defended well but the performance of the referee has overshadowed everything. Damian getting sent off, bookings all over the place, disallowed goal at the end. I thought the referee was all over the place, awful."
Oh dear, blaming the ref, the last refuge of a losing team.
You always know what you're going to get from Mr. Hill, not a lot, the dice fell our way on Tuesday.
Still, read the U's view of the incident, right here: