U's keep up the pace

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd knows his side weren't at their best tonight - but he was delighted to get back to winning ways in the league.

COLCHESTER United manager Aidy Boothroyd knows his side weren't at their best tonight - but he was delighted to get back to winning ways in the league.

Goals from Kevin Lisbie and Clive Platt in the opening 15 minutes were enough to see off struggling Stockport County at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and send the U's back into third place.

The Hatters have now lost six league games in succession, but they dominated possession for the best part of the match as the hosts were made to work hard for their first win in four league outings.

"We got the job done," said Boothroyd. "It was a diffiuclt game because we were expected to win.


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"They've got the fourth best away record in the league and, with the Oldham game in the back of our minds and the changes at the back, we knew it would be tough.

"I would have loved to have won with a little bit more style, but it's a win and it takes us to within touching distance of Leeds.

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"I've said to the lads that I won't be watching the video of this one, but it shows we can play badly and still win so overall I'm quite pleased.

"I understand the fans want to see us play like Brazil every week - and so do I - but as long as we win that will do me."

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