Gallery & reaction: “What a fantastic game” – Colchester United manager Tony Humes
11:47 26 October 2014
Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his side for their resilience after today’s 2-2 draw at high-flying Swindon Town.
Swindon v U's
Rhys Healey closing in on Swindon midfielder Yaser Kasim
Stonewall penalty denied: Jack Stephens pulls Rhys Healey over by his shirt in the penalty box but Healey's claims are denied by the referee
Sam Walker is beaten by Michael Smith's cool finish as Swindon go in front during the first half
Rhys Healey with a first half chance blocked on it's way to the net by Swindon defender Jordan Turnbull
Colchester celebrate Rhys Healey's goal at Swindon on Saturday
Rhys Healey celebrates his goal during the second half at Swindon on Saturday
Rhys Healey celebrates his goal during the second half at Swindon on Saturday with Alex Gilbey and Gavin Massey
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.