‘We’ve been pulled apart’ - John Ward

COLCHESTER United boss John Ward admitted that his side were “pulled apart” by rampant Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park this afternoon.

The U’s were thumped 4-0 by Rovers, who now sit on top of League One, following a hat-trick from striker Jake Cassidy and one from defender Zoumana Bakayogo.

Ward rued: “I’m extremely disappointed. The second half was a really good performance from Tranmere, which we didn’t stand up to.

“Our opponents played good, fast football, but we didn’t respond with any real positive thoughts on it.

“At half-time we thought we’d done OK, with the way that we set out to play.

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“And with a bit more care at the top end of the pitch, we could have certainly come in level or even ahead in the game.

“But the second half was only one-way traffic, and we’ve been pulled apart by a very good display from Tranmere,” added Ward.

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