U’s ‘shocked by home defeat’

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne admitted that his players were shocked to suffer a 2-1 home defeat, at the hands of Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.

George Porter had equalised Luke Murphy’s 25th minute penalty before half-time, but Mathias Pogba squeezed home a 72nd minute shot past keeper Sam Walker to secure all three points for the Railwaymen.

Dunne insisted: “I don’t think we deserved to lose today. We were unlucky.

“I thought we were worth at least a point, and the players are all shocked in the dressing room that they have come away with a defeat.

“We didn’t play well for the first 20 minutes, which gave Crewe the impetus and the early goal.

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“It was a soft penalty to concede.

“We recovered well but we just have to take this result on the chin and move on,” added Dunne.

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At least results elsewhere went largely in Colchester’s favour, so they remain three points clear of the relegation zone going into Tuesday night’s visit to Coventry’s City.

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