We should have scored more - Lambert

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert believed that his side should have been out of sight by half-time, following a sparkling first-half display at Oldham.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Paul Lambert believed that his side should have been out of sight by half-time, following a sparkling first-half display at Oldham.

But in the end a second minute goal from Clive Platt was all it took to beat the high-flying Latics in a 1-0 away success.

“I don't think that 4-0 would have flattered us at half-time. We were fantastic!” insisted Lambert.


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“We should have been out of sight, but in the second half it was a different type of performance. We had to stay strong because we knew that Oldham would come at us.

“They hit the post and Mark Cousins made some good saves. Chris Coyne had not played for a while but he came in and did a great job, although he was running on empty for the final 20 minutes.

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“And what a finish from Clive Platt! He took his goal superbly. Both he and Steven Gillespie were excellent for us up front. Steven had to come off with cramp in the second half, but he offered us something different.

“A couple of other results have gone our way, so we are still looking up at the play-offs,” added Lambert.

Oldham boss John Sheridan, no doubt angry with his own team's performance, kept his players in the dressing room long after the final whistle.

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