Dunne rues missed chances in defeat to Wolves
Colchester United boss Joe Dunne was frustrated with his side’s powder-puff finishing in today’s 3-0 home defeat to Wolves.
The U’s had chances to break the deadlock, inside the first 20 minutes, with Matt Taylor, David Wright and Jabo Ibehre all going close before Leigh Griffiths broke the deadlock with a penalty.
“We had the chances to score, and we were well in the game before the penalty,” insisted Dunne.
“However, we missed key chances, and they then went down the other end and got the penalty.
“We did well to get to half-time without conceding again, but the game was dead-and-buried within 10 minutes of the second half.
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“We need a better response than that!” added Dunne.
Griffiths netted his second on 47 minutes, before Kevin Doyle added a third on 55 minutes for all-conquering Wolves.
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Freddie Sears then had an 86th penalty saved by Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.
“Freddie’s penalty being saved summed it all up for us,” continued Dunne.
“However, we’ve got to move on. There were a lot of positives to come from this game, and I was especially pleased with my youngsters.
“Now I have a few players coming back to fitness, and we need that,” added Dunne, who was missing 12 players this afternoon, most of them because of injury.