“I can’t believe it!” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Tony Humes

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Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, was in disbelief after seeing his side concede an injury-time equaliser to Scunthorpe in today’s 2-2 home draw.

The U’s were heading for three precious points, in their quest to escape relegation, when substitute Hakeeb Adelakun’s deflected cross-cum-shot looped over keeper Sam Walker in the second minute of injury-time.

“I can’t believe it,” rued Humes.

“It was a difficult game all afternoon, conditions-wise (very windy) and also with the circumstances of the game.

“I thought the players were fantastic in the second half. They stuck together and scored the two goals to get their noses in front.

“But then we got hit by the sucker punch. It was a deflected goal, although our defender (Matt Briggs) should have got tighter.

“The game is not over, until it’s over, and we’ve got to learn to see out games.

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“A win would have put us in a better position, but we’ve got to stay positive,” added Humes.

The U’s are four points adrift of safety, going into their last three games of the season.

Trailing to Theo Robinson’s wonder strike on 30 minutes, goals from Tom Eastman (82) and Chris Porter (86) had put the U’s 2-1 up, until Adelakun’s last gasp equaliser.

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