“The players never gave up” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

Colchester United’s fate is now in their own hands, after battling back to win 3-2 at Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

The U’s are now just two points adrift of safety, and with a game in hand – if they can beat Swindon (Tuesday) and Preston (Sunday week), both at home, then they will stay up.

“This shows how tight-knit a group we are,” enthused manager Tony Humes, after late goals from Gavin Massey (85 minutes) and Chris Porter (87th minute penalty) sealed victory.

Humes continued: “We are all battling for our lives, and we are all sticking together.

“The players never gave up, and I thought we deserved to get something out of the game.

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“We have a lot of young players in the team, who get knocked back in games, but we repaired ourselves after conceding the two goals (to go 2-1 down), and came storming back.

“The young substitutes, Macauley Bonne and Dion Sembie-Ferris, both had a hand in the final two goals, which is good for the club in the long run.

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“I thought all the players were absolutely fantastic today.

“And if we win our final two games, then we will stay up,” added Humes.

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