Lambert: 'We should not have lost'

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert admitted that the U's should not have been beaten by former manager Geraint Williams' Leyton Orient side at Brisbane Road this afternoon.

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert admitted that the U's should not have been beaten by former manager Geraint Williams' Leyton Orient side at Brisbane Road this afternoon.

Ex-U's striker Scott McGleish is claiming the winning goal, after he nudged home an 80th minute cross from Jimmy Smith. The ball was on the goal-line when he prodded it into the net.

“We should not have got beaten today,” insisted Lambert, whose side took a 43rd minute lead through Clive Platt's 10th goal of the season.

“There wasn't much to choose between the two teams, although I thought we were excellent in the first half. We couldn't do much about their goal (Charlie Daniels) because it was a great free-kick.

“We had a lot of dominance of the game, but when we lost our three quick lads in the second-half, that changed the game. We need that pace in the team,” added Lambert.

The Scotsman was referring to Simon Hackney, Lewis Gobern and Ashley Vincent, who were all substituted during the second half due to a lack of match-fitness.

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Meanwhile, O's boss Williams said: “The win is not any sweeter, just because it's against Colchester. I had 10 fantastic years at Colchester and I still get on very well with (U's chairman) Robbie Cowling. We shook hands at the end of the match

“Scotty (McGleish) is claiming the goal, and I don't blame him. I would, if I was a striker!”

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