Dunne on Jabo and on ‘wonderful point’

Jabo Ibehre, pictured evading the challenge of Hartlepool defender Sam Collins on Tuesday night. He

Jabo Ibehre, pictured evading the challenge of Hartlepool defender Sam Collins on Tuesday night. He was sent off in that match and will now serve a three-game suspension. - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Blax Images

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne will be appealing Jabo Ibehre’s sending-off, following last night’s goalless draw at Victoria Park.

But the Irishman was also quick to describe the draw as a “wonderful point.”

Dunne enthused: “We can take just as much joy from this result, as if we had won. As a team we defended exceptionally well, after obviously having to change things around with the sending off.

“Our disc lip line and our attitude was great, and we did a lot of tactical work at half-time. We also changed it again as the game progressed, just to baffle them a bit more.

“I will be appealing Jabo’s red card straight away, having seen it again on the video.


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“I felt it was a fair challenge. There were no studs showing when he has actually made the tackle. I thought the laces were going for the ball.

“(Neil) Austin got straight up, to his credit, and I think everyone around there felt that the red card was harsh, so I will be appealing it. Maybe the angle that the referee had, made it difficult for him.

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“I’m very frustrated, but in the end we came away with a lot of credit.

“Overall, it’s a wonderful point,” confirmed Dunne.

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