We looked a threat whenever we got forward in the second half, says Colchester boss

Tosin Olufemi in action for Colchester. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Tosin Olufemi in action for Colchester. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Joe Dunne says his side were worth more than the 3-2 win they got at Stevenage today

Joe Dunne says his Colchester side looked like they were going to score every time they got forward in the second half at Stevenage today.

The U’s were convincing 3-2 winners after a terrific second period during which time they had three or four good chances to add to their second goal following the interval.

A third did eventually come, with Freddie Sears the scorer, before Luke Freeman netted a late second for Boro.

Speaking afterwards, Dunne said: “We sensed (the third goal) was coming. We were so on the front foot we were camped in their final third.

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“And every time we broke forward it looked like we were going to score goals and I think their keeper made two or three excellent saves.

“It could have been a lot more in the end but it was a lot closer than I thought it should have been at the end with the free-kick they scored.

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“It was a big game, I thought we were very good second half. Overall I thought the first half was a bit scrappy.

“It was an edgy game, I think the two teams looked edgy. However we tactically changed it during the first half and I thought we got the ball down and started to play.

“The pitch helped. I thought second half we were magnificent; I have to pay great credit to the players.

“I thought the important thing today was we were first to everything, certainly in the second half.

“We were first to the loose balls, pressing, closing down and it set the tempo.”

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