Dunne feels U’s paid the ‘penalty’

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Richard Blaxall

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne insisted that his side did not deserve to lose, following today’s 2-1 home defeat to Leyton Orient.

Goals from Colchester old boys David Mooney (13) and Kevin Lisbie (63) sandwiched an equaliser by Jabo Ibehre on 35 minutes.

Dunne said: “We did all we could to win it, or draw it, and I don’t think we deserved to lose that match.

“Our response after conceding the opening goal was good, but we switched off for both their goals.

“Those two moments irritate me most about the game, because those sort of mistakes were the reasons why we were a bottom five club last season.

“I also thought that we should have had a stone-wall penalty (foul on substitute Drey Wright). Anywhere else on the pitch and that would have been a free-kick.

“Otherwise I can’t fault my players, but I need to set our standards high here, because we don’t like losing,” added Dunne.

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It was the U’s first league defeat of the season, following two wins and two draws, while for the O’s it was their fifth win from five league games, their best ever start to a season.

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