Date: 22nd September 2013 at 12:12am
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Assistant manager Ronnie Jepson has said he was satisfied with Bury’s spirited comeback against Southend today.

Southend took the lead after only 23 minutes and despite our best efforts it took until the dying embers of the game for Anton Forrester to get us the leveller that we deserved.

Speaking to the press following the match, Jepson said he was delighted that the players managed to fightback and avoid our fourth loss on the bounce.

The only disappointing thing for Jepson was that we started the match brightly and were improving, and the goal they scored took the wind out of our sails and unfortunately it stunted our progression for too long in his eyes.

‘We got undone by a sloppy goal, that took the wind out of our sails and as soon as they got the goal they slowed the game right down, which was frustrating for the players. But the positive is we kept going. A few heads were down at half time but we had a rallying call.’

Jepson adds that although three points was the aim for the day, this point could well prove crucial come the end of the season so they players should be proud of their efforts in getting back into the game and not dropping to another defeat.

The point at least just pushes us that bit further away from the clubs struggling below us, as the last thing we want to do whilst we are still gelling as a team is get sucked into the battle at the bottom of the table even if it is still so early in the season.

Keep clear of that bunch and confidence at least should remain relatively high as we continue to improve and grow as a team, and of course when it does click properly for us, following all the summer changes, then we are better placed to push on towards the top of the table as we won’t have to make up points to get clear of the lower pack.