Tony Humes left “frustrated” by another away defeat

U's boss Tony Humes, who will take his side to Wealdstone for an FA Cup first round tie

U's boss Tony Humes, who will take his side to Wealdstone for an FA Cup first round tie - Credit: Su Anderson

Colchester United manager Tony Humes was left feeling “frustrated” after his side’s 2-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers in South Yorkshire this afternoon.

The U’s suffered their third away defeat on the trot, conceding a goal in each half to Conor Grant and Andy Williams.

Midfielder Grant broke the deadlock with a cracking 20-yard shot in the 41st minute, and striker Williams doubled the home side’s lead in the 65th minute with a slick breakaway goal.

“I’m very disappointed,” admitted Humes.

“I thought that this was a game that was there for the taking.

“I didn’t think we worked Doncaster hard enough, and we didn’t work their keeper (Thorsten Stuckmann) hard enough, although we did have chances, especially in the first half.

“It was always going to be a difficult game, with Darren’s (Ferguson’s) first home game in charge of Doncaster.

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“I thought we probed and probed in the second half, and we looked very solid, with the exception of conceding a fantastic goal (Conor Grant).

“There’s wasn’t much in it before half-time.

“It wasn’t a great game, and then one lapse in the second half left us on a one-on-one and that cost us,” added Humes.

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