KEVAN Hurst felt Southend United had more than enough chances to take something from Saturday’s match with Morecambe.

The Shrimpers sunk to a 1-0 defeat at Roots Hall, with visiting striker Jack Redshaw grabbing the only goal of the game.

But Hurst was left frustrated by Blues’ failure to grab an equaliser after several clear cut opportunities were wasted.

“We threw the kitchen sink at Morecambe but we need to be finishing those chances we created and it’s not down to luck that we haven’t,” said Hurst, 29.

“We’re disappointed because with those opportunities we could’ve made it five wins in a row.

“Morecambe made it hard for us, they played for free-kicks and to waste time which made for a difficult afternoon.

“But we also have to make sure we learn from this and be more patient because we played in to Morecambe’s hands with too many long balls forward.”

Despite the defeat, Blues remain fourth in the League Two standings.

And Hurst, who had a loan spell at Morecambe in 2011, is demanding that the Shrimpers make the right kind of reaction to the setback.

“It’s not all doom and gloom, you’re never going to win every game and it’s all about how you can react to the defeats,” said the winger.

“We had won four on the bounce before this and we were still able to create enough chances to get something from this game but it’s time to come back down to earth again.

“We need to reassess and then make sure we get back to winning ways.”

Saturday’s defeat also extended Blues’ woeful run of results against Morecambe.

The Shrimps have yet to be beaten in nine league meetings against Southend.

But Hurst does not feel those previous results played any part in Saturday’s defeat.

“Personally it doesn’t affect me,” said Hurst.

“A game of football is a game of football who ever you’re up against.

“You need to forget what’s happened in the past because you can’t change that.

“You need to focus on what’s happening now and we need to do better when we go to Luton on Saturday.”