Dunne encouraged by U's display despite defeat

Spirited - Joe Dunne's Colchester side made a fight of it against in-form Brentford, before eventually falling to a 3-1 defeat.

Spirited - Joe Dunne's Colchester side made a fight of it against in-form Brentford, before eventually falling to a 3-1 defeat.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne was pleased with the performance if not the result after seeing his side beaten 3-1 by high-flying Brentford.

The U's produced a battling display against their high-flying visitors and pushed for an equaliser, before a late goal wrapped up the Bees' win.

Colchester were left with a mountain to climb after goals from Marcello Trotta and Adam Forshaw gave Brentford a two-goal lead inside 12 minutes and Josh Thompson was sent off.

But the outstanding Drey Wright gave the U's hope with his first-ever senior goal and the U's pushed for an equaliser, until Harlee Dean wrapped up the points for the west London side in the closing stages.

Dunne said: "I'm not pleased with the result but I have to give a lot of credit to the players because they were very brave.

"I just want this group to keep trying and to stick together as best they can.

"The disappointing thing was the first and third goals that we conceded were just balls into the box and we should have defended them better."

For more reaction, along with a full match report and pictures from the U's game against Brentford, see Thursday's Gazette.

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10:13am Thu 27 Dec 12

wellnow says...

good game shame about the result.was a bit surprised to see morrison get star man he seemed to be playing aeroplanes most of game.
good game shame about the result.was a bit surprised to see morrison get star man he seemed to be playing aeroplanes most of game. wellnow
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6:32pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Steve86 says...

Haha just looked at our top scorer facts.... Ibehre is our top goalscorer in the league with 4 goals, considering we have played 24 games in the league, that is a shocking fact. Shameful and pathetic. That is obviously the main factor for our downfall at the moment, so we need to invest in another forward or maybe 2. JD needs to try and get some loanees from premiership teams, and maybe someone like Cureton. Ibehre is good but seems like a forward that plays behind another. Our wingers will perform better with clever forwards, at the moment they seem to give up passing in the middle and try running in, then lose it. Clinton you also have some shocking stats, surely not scoring a lot for Col Utd has let you career stats down. We also need an attacking mid, that will threaten their defence, and try and run through them. I also feel that a strong defender to play alongside Eastman would be beneficial and a GOOD GK, or communication training lessons for Cousins. You may ask will we do this... Without funds.... Then my answer would be to sell Wordsworth, O'Toole, and Magnus as they all want to leave, plus if Col Utd do it properly then we should get quite a bit from Wordsworth (unless the other teams have seen his shocking performances this season) if we don't improve in these factors then we will get relegated. I don't blame JD at all, I blame the laziness and childish players, oh which some just look like they don't want to play and do their ACTUAL JOBS, if I under performed at work I would get sacked or dropped wages, so they should, and I'm glad to see that JD has dropped the lazy players in the recent game.
Haha just looked at our top scorer facts.... Ibehre is our top goalscorer in the league with 4 goals, considering we have played 24 games in the league, that is a shocking fact. Shameful and pathetic. That is obviously the main factor for our downfall at the moment, so we need to invest in another forward or maybe 2. JD needs to try and get some loanees from premiership teams, and maybe someone like Cureton. Ibehre is good but seems like a forward that plays behind another. Our wingers will perform better with clever forwards, at the moment they seem to give up passing in the middle and try running in, then lose it. Clinton you also have some shocking stats, surely not scoring a lot for Col Utd has let you career stats down. We also need an attacking mid, that will threaten their defence, and try and run through them. I also feel that a strong defender to play alongside Eastman would be beneficial and a GOOD GK, or communication training lessons for Cousins. You may ask will we do this... Without funds.... Then my answer would be to sell Wordsworth, O'Toole, and Magnus as they all want to leave, plus if Col Utd do it properly then we should get quite a bit from Wordsworth (unless the other teams have seen his shocking performances this season) if we don't improve in these factors then we will get relegated. I don't blame JD at all, I blame the laziness and childish players, oh which some just look like they don't want to play and do their ACTUAL JOBS, if I under performed at work I would get sacked or dropped wages, so they should, and I'm glad to see that JD has dropped the lazy players in the recent game. Steve86
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