‘We are due a heavy win soon’ – Dunne

Freddie Sears celebrates scoring the second half equaliser against Carlisle

Freddie Sears celebrates scoring the second half equaliser against Carlisle - Credit: Archant

Joe Dunne feels that his Colchester United side will soon be giving future opponents a real thrashing, despite failing to see off lowly Carlisle United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night.

Freddie Sears rescued a point for the U’s, with a thunderous finish in the 71st minute, to cancel out a fourth-minute pearler from Matty Robson in a 1-1 draw.

Carlisle had been hammered in their first three league games, and so will be relieved to escape from Essex with a first point of the season. But the impressive U’s again showed enough to suggest that a good season is in store for them.

“I thought we did enough to win this match,” insisted U’s boss Dunne.

“In the second half, we were absolutely outstanding. It was end-to-end in the first half, and I am disappointed with the way we started the first 10 minutes, but we dominated the second half. I think we are due a heavy win soon, and I can’t fault my players one little bit tonight.

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“The thing that most pleased me was the patience of my players to continue to pass the ball. We peppered their box, and their keeper (Mark Gillespie) made some good saves. I thought Carlisle were hanging on.”

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