“We didn’t do enough to get back into the game” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, was disappointed with the way that his team shipped two goals in such quick succession, during today’s 2-1 defeat at Peterborough.

“I thought we were very good for the first 20 minutes, and did what we set out to do,” explained Humes.

“We were very solid, and caught them on a few counter-attacks.

“We scored a great goal (Macauley Bonne), but then we stopped doing it, for whatever reason I don’t know

“The players stopped doing it, became short, and invited Peterborough onto us.

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“That’s the reason we have ended up losing a game that we should never have lost.

“Conceding two goals in four minutes is not good enough, the players have got to accept responsibility to be solid and compact, after we have scored a goal.

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“The first goal was a bit of a fluke, it wasn’t a shot, but we have to deal with setbacks like that.

“We didn’t do enough to get back into the game,” added Humes.

Marcus Maddison netted both of Peterborough’s goals, in the 31st and 34 minutes, after Macauley Bonne’s 30th minute opener.

Humes also felt that Peterborough could have been shown two red cards, firstly for Joe Gormley’s late challenge on Matt Briggs (45 minutes), and then for handball by keeper Ben Alnwick outside the box (60 minutes), with Gavin Massey threatening to score.

On both occasions, the Posh players escaped with only yellow cards, rather than red ones.

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