"It's mixed emotions," reflected Brown.
"We can take a lot of pride from the game but nothing else. That is disappointing when you consider we scored three times.
"I was not happy at half-time but we got in their faces a lot more in the second half and really battled hard.
"In some ways, I have more belief in this team than they have in themselves.
"But I feel we have proved we are capable of competing at this level. Hopefully it continues for a long time yet."