‘We are a hard luck story at the moment’ – Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Archant

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne was very frustrated by his side’s latest defeat, a 2-0 loss at Notts County this afternoon.

The U’s were punished for another slow start, with Ronan Murray making the most of hesitant defending from Tom Eastman to break the deadlock in the fifth minute.

Defender Haydn Hollis doubled the lead with a header from a free-kick in first-half stoppage time, and the U’s could not stage a comeback in the second period.

“Obviously the result is a negative, and I’m very frustrated,” admitted Dunne.

“We have to take responsibility for what we are doing, because we have been aiding teams in the last few games.

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“Once again we have given a team a start.

“I think after that we dominated. We had many shots and we hit the post again (Freddie Sears on 19 minutes).

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“We are a hard lucky story at the moment, but we have to keep beliving,” added Dunne.

The U’s are now just three points clear of the relegation zone, with seven matches remaining.

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