Lambert hails excellent U's

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert believes that his side finally have some momentum after clinching a 2-1 win at Northampton.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert believes that his side finally have some momentum after clinching a 2-1 win at Northampton.

It was the first time that the U's had secured back-to-back wins since April, 2007, a period spanning 68 games.

Lambert joked: “I told the lads it was 18 years since they had won back-to-back games! I'm not one for records, but 18 months or so is a very long time,” explained Lambert.


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“It was an incredible effort from the players. We were excellent in the first half and deserved to score our two goals. We could have got a couple more, and then we defended well when we had to in the second half, as well as looking dangerous on the break.

“They were two great crosses for the goals. Dean Hammond produced a terrific cross for Clive Platt (first goal). With a player of Clive's height and power, we just need to keep putting these crosses into the box.

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“Paul Reid scored a similar goal, and he'll be delighted to have scored against his old club.

“The two new lads were also terrific. Jimmy Walker is an excellent goalkeeper and he's also a big character to have around the dressing room. Dean Gerken is struggling with his hip at the moment.

“Marc Tierney was also superb for us at left-back, but then I knew he would,” added Lambert.

Northampton manager Stuart Gray said: “Colchester are in a false position, having come down from the Championship.

“They are under-achieving at the moment, and I knew they would be dangerous. We cannot afford to give teams a head-start, especially one like Colchester.

“It's three points thrown away for us. We had chances at the end, but didn't take them.”

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