‘We were all over the place’ – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

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

Colchester United boss Tony Humes felt that his side could have been down and out before half-time, against Blackpool this afternoon.

In the end, equalisers from Alex Gilbey (22nd minute) and debutant Darren Ambrose (57th minute) cancelled out a brace from Blackpool striker Mark Cullen in a 2-2 draw.

“We should have won it in the end, on the balance of the second half,” insisted Humes.

“But we could have been out of it, before half-time.

“Blackpool had lots of chances in the first half. I thought we were far too expansive and far too open.


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“We had worked on being more compact, during pre-season, but it just wasn’t right in that first half.

“We were lucky to be only 2-1 down at half-time, and it was a fantastic equaliser from Alex Gilbey, who I thought was fantastic for us all afternoon.

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“But credit to the players, they were far better in the second half and in the end we could have got all three points.

“But it’s a positive start for us,” added Humes.

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