Dunne pleased with good job

Colchester boss Joe Dunne hailed his side's determination not to fold under second-half pressure after their 3-2 win at Portsmouth.

Last Updated: 02/02/13 at 20:31

Joe Dunne: Happy with late defence

Joe Dunne: Happy with late defence

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Gavin Massey put Colchester ahead after just two minutes, but Jed Wallace's volley levelled the scores three minutes later.

Sam Sodje's clumsy tackle on Freddie Sears handed Colchester a penalty, which Sears coolly dispatched after 15 minutes before Massey's deflected strike made it 3-1 to Colchester five minutes later.

James Keene pulled one back for Pompey after 73 minutes, but their second-half pressure wasn't enough to prevent a seventh straight defeat.

Dunne hailed the U's resilience as they picked up a second consecutive league victory.

He said: "We've spoken about the fact we haven't scored enough goals, but we've been working exceptionally hard in training defensively and offensively and we're glad that has paid off.

"I thought we were resolute. A few weeks ago, we probably would have crumbled.

"As much as it's really pleasing to have scored three goals away from home, and we should have scored more, we can take as much from how we defended in the second half and how resolute we were.

"It's back-to-back wins, but we have to keep on playing. We have to keep on working hard. We can't rest now or else it will all fall around us again.

"Great credit to the players. We came off the back of nine defeats and now it's back-to-back wins. How quickly football changes."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren: Ali Crawford grabs late Accies winner

Ali Crawford's late goal earned Hamilton Academical a 1-0 win over St Mirren, who failed to inspire new manager Ian Murray.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Tim Sherwood expects Christian Benteke to remain Aston Villa player

Tim Sherwood is convinced Christian Benteke wants to stay at Aston Villa, although he has not broached the subject with him.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company