“The best side won” – Colchester United caretaker Steve Ball
- Credit: Lucy Taylor
New assistant manager, Steve Ball, in charge on a caretaker basis for one game, presided over a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Rochdale this afternoon.
Joe Edwards’ 53rd minute equaliser was sandwiched by goals from Rochdale attackers Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (18) and Calvin Andrew (69) to round off a disappointing season for the already-relegated U’s.
Ball said: “It was a brave effort, but I think the best side won.
“I thought we started quite well, but after that it went a bit flat.
“We picked up the pace in the second half and got a good equaliser, but it rather petered out at the end.
You may also want to watch:
“We can play some good one-touch football, as we’ve shown all season, but we all know that we have to improve our game out of possession.
“That’s something we will be working on for next season, and that work starts from next week,” added Ball.
- 1 Matchday Recap: Town close out game to secure big win
- 2 Cook proud of players after Town hold on for elusive first win
- 3 Ratings: How the Ipswich Town players performed in their 1-0 Lincoln win
- 4 A14 blocked after three vehicle crash
- 5 Major Lowestoft road partially closed due to police incident
- 6 Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town: Bonne does the business as Blues earn first win
- 7 Watch Town CEO Ashton wildly celebrate Lincoln win with Town fans
- 8 Soul-searching, an unleashing and the enemy within - Town travel to Lincoln in search of a win
- 9 The best roast dinners in Suffolk as chosen by our readers
- 10 Yellow weather warning for heavy rain issued for parts of Suffolk
Teenage keeper James Bransgrove made his senior debut as a last-minute call-up, due to Dillon Barnes being caught in traffic.
Ball said: “I thought James did really well for us. He made some good saves, and is one of many good young playerss we have at the club.”