Colchester United boss Tony Humes left “gutted” by his team’s defending

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes (right) with assistant Richard Hall

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes (right) with assistant Richard Hall

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, was “gutted” with the manner in which his side bowed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, losing 3-2 at the hands of League Two hosts Northampton Town last night.

The U’s manager was dismayed with the way that his side defended, in terms of the Cobblers three goals, which wiped out a brace from teenage striker Macauley Bonne.

“I’m gutted with this defeat,” rued Humes, following his side’s latest disappointment – they have failed to win any of their first seven league and cup games at the start of this season.

Humes added: “I’m especially disappointed with the manner in which we conceded the goals.

“We do the footballing things very well, and the nice things very well, but once it gets to doing the horrible things, we’re not good enough, at this moment in time,

“And that’s down to individual responsibility, that’s all it can be.

“When it comes down to the easy way we keep conceding goals, we can’t stop them.

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“We want to play, and we dominated a lot of the game, but the dirty bits of the game we cannot do,” concluded Humes.

The U’s have no game this weekend, so their next fixture is away at Chesterfield on Saturday week.

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