Rocky horror - Aidy calls for rematch

AIDY Boothroyd says he cannot wait to play Millwall again after his nine game unbeaten start as Colchester United manager was cruelly ended by a stoppage time winner.

Stuart Watson

Rocky horror has Aidy calling for a rematch

By Stuart Watson

AIDY Boothroyd says he cannot wait to play Millwall again after his nine game unbeaten start as Colchester United manager was cruelly ended by a stoppage time winner.


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The U's had led at the break courtesy of Anthony Wordsworth's deflected free-kick, but full-back Alan Dunne fired in a fine equaliser before substitute James Henry netted a free-kick deep into added on time to send The New Den delirious.

The result means the gap between the two sides is now just four as Colchester dropped to fourth and Millwall moved into the play-off places for the first time this season.

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"They have only got half our scalp because we've got to play them again," said Boothroyd, whose side host the Lions in the reverse fixture on April 5.

"This is a huge result for them because we are a good side, but we will come back after them, don't worry about that.

"We are pretty disappointed with the result, but if we continue to play like that away from home we will win a lot more than we lose.

"We've done alright so far, winning five and drawing four, but sometimes you need a good emotional kick to get you going and I am sure we will respond positively.”

He added: “First and foremost I thought, for a neutral, it was a fantastic game of football. It was two good teams going for it hammer and tong.

“It was like two boxers throwing punches at each other - at times it was like a Rocky film! In the end they landed the knock-out blow, but we've got another fight coming up.”

“The margins are very, very fine. I think a draw might have been a fair result but, having said that, they were terrific second half and we know it's a 95 minute game.

“We could quite easily have won the game, but unfortunately we have ended up the losers. I'm sure we will be back on the winning rostrum again soon though.”

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