U's beaten by Bees

Going close - Tom Eastman steers a chance just wide in Colchester United's 3-1 defeat against Brentford. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO73751-08)

Going close - Tom Eastman steers a chance just wide in Colchester United's 3-1 defeat against Brentford. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO73751-08)

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Colchester United fell to their sixth successive defeat this afternoon when they were beaten 3-1 at home by Brentford.

The U's suffered a nightmare opening 12 minutes, with Marcello Trotta given the visitors a fourth-minute lead and then Josh Thompson being sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity, before Adam Forshaw doubled the Bees' lead soon after.

The outstanding Drey Wright reduced the deficit for the U's midway through the first half when he fired neatly home, from Kem Izzet's assist.

And Colchester's hopes were raised further when Brentford midfielder Tom Adeyemi was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in the space of ten minutes.

However, despite a spirited second-half display, Colchester's fate was sealed late on when Harlee Dean tapped in to leave Joe Dunne's side two points above the League One relegation zone.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's defeat against Brentford, see Thursday's Gazette.

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11:10pm Wed 26 Dec 12

angryman!!! says...

Obviously very annoyed with the score. However at being 2.0 down and ten men in 10minutes I was expecting double figures. After that I really thought that we were going to feta result.
Wright was superb, and lapado was good when he came on. Eastman and white were looking a bit more solid in defence. Bean I thought was starting to look like his early season form. Izzet's work rate was second to none, also impressed when sprinting off the pitch when he was subed, but made some shocking passes. Still to many very average/poor players in the team. Potts is not giving the team anything, would be much better putting a youth or reserve in.
Overall annoyed but at least there was the battling spirit (by most). Everyone seems to think we want/expect the team to win every game, this is not the case all we expect is the players to give it 100%, if they do that and lose then we can take that.
Obviously very annoyed with the score. However at being 2.0 down and ten men in 10minutes I was expecting double figures. After that I really thought that we were going to feta result. Wright was superb, and lapado was good when he came on. Eastman and white were looking a bit more solid in defence. Bean I thought was starting to look like his early season form. Izzet's work rate was second to none, also impressed when sprinting off the pitch when he was subed, but made some shocking passes. Still to many very average/poor players in the team. Potts is not giving the team anything, would be much better putting a youth or reserve in. Overall annoyed but at least there was the battling spirit (by most). Everyone seems to think we want/expect the team to win every game, this is not the case all we expect is the players to give it 100%, if they do that and lose then we can take that. angryman!!!
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12:58am Thu 27 Dec 12

Steve86 says...

3-1 doesn't show the game, Col Utd gave them a good game and a freight. I would still like to see more from some individuals in the team. I was glad to see that Dunne made some changes in the team and dropped the lazy players. Drey Wright was outstanding throughout, and showed the fighting spirit that most players should be showing. Ladapo came on and was hungry to impress, oh which he did do. O'Toole showed us why he is kept on the bench, didn't show desire. I never really say this but Izzet was fantastic today in midfield, but why don't we say that every game. I agree with angryman that JW and TE were solid in defence. I still think we need an attacking midfield, a defensive mid, a striker and a solid central defender to replace the inconsistent Magnus (who was pretty good today when he came on for the pathetic Thompson) atleast the football is better than John Ward's.
3-1 doesn't show the game, Col Utd gave them a good game and a freight. I would still like to see more from some individuals in the team. I was glad to see that Dunne made some changes in the team and dropped the lazy players. Drey Wright was outstanding throughout, and showed the fighting spirit that most players should be showing. Ladapo came on and was hungry to impress, oh which he did do. O'Toole showed us why he is kept on the bench, didn't show desire. I never really say this but Izzet was fantastic today in midfield, but why don't we say that every game. I agree with angryman that JW and TE were solid in defence. I still think we need an attacking midfield, a defensive mid, a striker and a solid central defender to replace the inconsistent Magnus (who was pretty good today when he came on for the pathetic Thompson) atleast the football is better than John Ward's. Steve86
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1:15pm Thu 27 Dec 12

angryman!!! says...

Felt sorry for gilbey too, but sadly was the obvious choice. Hopefully he gets his chance soon. Just need stop letting the opposition getting cheap easy goals against us, however as I say again great to see us try and fight back, ESP being 2 goals down and a man down so early and on the back of a run of 5 straight defeats. Hopefully that spirit carries on!
Felt sorry for gilbey too, but sadly was the obvious choice. Hopefully he gets his chance soon. Just need stop letting the opposition getting cheap easy goals against us, however as I say again great to see us try and fight back, ESP being 2 goals down and a man down so early and on the back of a run of 5 straight defeats. Hopefully that spirit carries on! angryman!!!
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