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Gallery & reaction: “What a fantastic game” – Colchester United manager Tony Humes

PUBLISHED: 11:47 26 October 2014

Tony Humes

Tony Humes

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Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his side for their resilience after today’s 2-2 draw at high-flying Swindon Town.

Michael Smith, the former U’s loanee striker, scored a brace of goals in the 28th and 48th minutes.

But Rhys Healey equalised the first in the 47th minute, and Gavin Massey ensured a point with the second equaliser on 52 minutes.

It stretched the U’s unbeaten run to four league games, with eight points gained out of a possible last 12.

“We are good entertainment value, but we’re not good for the nerves!” admitted Humes.

“But what a game of football! I thought it was a proper game.

“We stuck together well, and our plans worked well apart from a couple of lapses in concentration.

“Either side could have won it, but I thought we had a few more of the best chances late on to nick it.

“We took the game more to Swindon in the second half, although they also came at us more, which made it more open.

“It was another great finish from Rhys (Healey). He’s a real goalscorer, and he had two or three chances today,” added Humes.

Defender Adam Webster made his return from injury and Ben Morris notched a brace as Ipswich Town Under 23s put five past Nottingham Forest last night.

My mates who support other teams just don’t understand. They glance at the results, and the Championship table, and send me texts saying things like: “I bet you’re thrilled with your team.”

It is a discussion which keeps rumbling on – should players celebrate when they score against former teams?

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 0

Leyton Orient 2

Ipswich Town Ladies’ unbeaten run came to an end against a dominant Leyton Orient side as two first half goals ensured that the visitors would be leaving with all three points, writes Ethan Turner.

Defender Adam Webster makes his return from an ankle injury tonight for the Ipswich Town under 23s.

Ipswich Town got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road to move back up to fifth in the Championship table.

Dominic Iorfa says Ipswich Town’s players are feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s trip to Championship table-toppers Leeds United.

The feeling walking out of the ground on Saturday was pretty much what we’d all settle for most weeks – happy that Ipswich Town have won.

Ipswich Town fans should, to use modern football parlance, be ‘buzzing’.

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