“I’m massively disappointed!” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes
Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, was “massively disappointed” that his side could not beat 10-man Chesterfield in a crazy 3-3 draw this afternoon.
The U’s did rescue a point, thanks to defender Charlie Raglan’s injury-time own goal, but this was still a great chance gone begging to record a first win of the season.
Chesterfield played 75 minutes with just 10 men, following Drew Talbot’s red card for a professional foul on debutant Marvin Sordell.
Yet the Spireites were 3-1 up, going into the last quarter-of-an hour, thanks to goals from Dan Jones (23 minutes), Lee Novak (62) and Sam Morsy (74).
Gavin Massey had grabbed a first-half equaliser, and George Moncur pulled it back to 3-2 in the 76th minute, before Raglan’s late own goal left honours even.
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“I’m speechless!” admitted U’s boss Humes.
“I’m massively disappointed, because I felt that was a game we could win before kick-off, even before they went down to 10 men.
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“I’m shocked what has happened out there, especially the defensive aspect.
“It’s happened all season, but when you are playing against 10 men, to not do your jobs with marking your player, that’s disappointing.
“Having said that we created that many chances, that you’ve got to stick the ball in the back of the net.
“We scored three goals, but we could have scored three times more than that.
“We have got to be more ruthless, at both ends of the pitch.
“It’s the same as last season,” added Humes.