U’s boss John McGreal expecting a reaction from Carlisle

Luke Prosser trudges off the pitch dejected after the U's 2-0 defeat at Carlisle last season. The U'

Luke Prosser trudges off the pitch dejected after the U's 2-0 defeat at Carlisle last season. The U's club captain will be hoping for better luck this weekend. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is expecting a reaction from tomorrow’s hosts Carlisle United to the heartache of their 4-3 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers last weekend.

The Cumbrians were 3-2 up and playing against 10 men following Luke O’Nien’s dismissal, going into injury-time at Adams Park.

But Keith Curle’s men then shipped two goals in stoppage tine, through Paris Cowan-Hall’s 93rd minute header and then ex-Us midfielder Marcus Bean’s 96th minute volley, to see victory and even a draw snatched from their grasp.

McGreal said: “Carlisle are a team full of experience, and after last week’s match one or two things will have been said to put things right when they play at home to Colchester.

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“We have to try and stem that, because Carlisle have been in good form of late at home. However, conceding two late goals does sometimes stay in the mind,” added McGreal.


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Carlisle have won three of their last four home games.

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