Bond adamant the U’s should have won a penalty

ANDY Bond believes that Colchester United should have been awarded a penalty during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, a decision which could have changed the course of the game.

ANDY Bond believes that Colchester United should have been awarded a penalty during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, a decision which could have changed the course of the game.

The U’s ended a well beaten side, conceding goals to defenders Rob Jones and Reda Johnson on 59 and 70 minutes.

And yet Bond was adamant that the visitors should have been given a spot kick, when the game was still goalless, for handball against Jose Semedo.

Bond insisted: “I thought we were unlucky not to get a penalty in the first half.


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“The ball came out to me at the edge of the box. It was clearly handball (by Semedo), but the referee didn’t want to give it.

“That could have been a turning point. Us going 1-0 up would have changed the game.”

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But the U’s midfielder had no real complaints with the final result.

He continued: “We sat back a little bit more in the second half. Their first goal gave them a massive lift and the second goal killed us off really.

“Sheffield Wednesday are a very good team, and they will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

“But I hope we will be as well.”

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