Fortune’s goal killed us off - Humes

Colchester United v Coventry City

Football Colchester United v Coventry City

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted that former Celtic striker Marc Antoine-Fortune’s third goal, four minutes after the start of the second half, killed his side’s chances of getting anything from the game.

“It was maybe a bit of a surprise that we got the first goal and took the lead but then it became a game of fine margins,” said Humes, whose men now sit in 17th place in League One.

“Marvin Sordell had a great opportunity, and hit the post, and I think that was quite a decisive moment as that would have made it 2-0.

“Their first goal is a questionable offside and their second goal is after a free-kick which we felt was just one of a number of soft and inconsistent decisions from the referee (Graham Horwood).

“The third goal has killed us, we end up chasing the game and they end up blocking the game off.”

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