Dunne delighted with victory

Joe Dunne said his Colchester side's victory was well deserved after they ended a nine-match losing run with a win over Walsall.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 20:04

Joe Dunne: Grateful for much-needed win

Joe Dunne: Grateful for much-needed win

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Late goals from debutant Jabo Ibehre and substitute Freddie Sears gave the U's their first win since November and helped them climb out of the relegation zone.

Dunne said: "I thought it was a well-deserved win, especially on our second half performance.

"We had to be very competitive, in terms of the gameplan.

"It wasn't a great game, in terms of style or football.

"But when you are where we are you have to dig in and I thought it was a really good performance.

"It's been a long time coming and the fans showed great patience. They've been magnificent and the staff have been very supportive of me, along with the chairman.

"I'm really pleased for everybody - players, staff, fans and the chairman.

"When we spoke at half-time we said that we were in the game and we felt we could go on and win it and that's what we did.

"We played like an away team in the second half, but David (Wright) sat in front of our back four and did exceptionally well and had a great debut."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Sky sources: Mike Ashley proposes an emergency loan offer to Rangers

Sky Sports understands that Mike Ashley is proposing an emergency loan offer to Rangers.

Europa League: Everton investigating trouble in Lille before Thursday's match

Everton will work with Merseyside and French police to establish the facts about Thursday's crowd trouble in Lille.

Premier League: Tottenham to commemorate Bill Nicholson at Sunday's game against Newcastle

Tottenham will commemorate Bill Nicholson by bathing White Hart Lane in white when they face Newcastle on Sunday.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property