‘Nothing changes’ - insists Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Archant

Colchester United’s relegation worries deepened, following tonight’s comprehensive 2-0 defeat at the hands of classy Peterborough United.

The U’s were second best all night at London Road, and the only real surprise was that Posh only managed to score two goals.

A 26th minute header by skipper Tommy Rowe, and a 66th minute solo goal by Britt Assombalonga, proved more than enough to dispose of the powder-puff U’s.

In fact, home keeper Bobby Olejnik never had a serious save to make all evening.

“I thought overall the result was well-deserved for Peterborough,” admitted manager Joe Dunne.


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“I have no complaints with getting beaten, if we get beaten in the right way, but once again we aided our own downfall with the goals that we conceded.

“I thought we settled into the game more in the second half, but the second goal killed us. It was disappointing.

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“But nothing changes. We stay where we are in the league. We are still three points clear of the relegation zone, going into this weekend.

“We need to show aggression and a positive attitude against Tranmere (on Saturday), because we need to get up the league and get out of where we are,” added Dunne.

While Posh look destined for the end-of-season play-offs, the U’s will be just relieved if they can cheat relegation for a second successive campaign.

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