‘I think 3-0 is harsh’ – Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Archant

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne was disappointed with the way his side ended the game, but he still thought the final score-line was harsh at Bramall Lane this afternoon.

The U’s fell behind to a fourth minute penalty by Barry Robson, before conceding second-half goals to Kevin McDonald (73) and Dave Kitson (injury-time).

“I was disappointed with our last 10 minutes of the match,” admitted Dunne.

“I thought we lost a bit of belief in ourselves.

“However, I felt it wasn’t easy going down, to a penalty, straight away.

“I could see why the referee gave it, even though it was a genuine attempt to win the ball (by Josh Thompson).

“Then we are chasing the game, similar to last year.

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“But after the first goal we got into the game really well. We got into some good attacking positions, but our end product wasn’t as good as of late.

“Generally, I was quite pleased at half-time, and in the end I think 3-0 is harsh,” added Dunne.

The U’s stay 20th in League One, one place and two points ahead of Oldham, who didn’t have a league game today.

Preston pulled six points clear of the U’s, by beating Bournemouth, but fellow strugglers Scunthorpe were beaten by Yeovil.

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