U's suffer home defeat to Magpies

Tussle - Colchester United's Jabo Ibehre battles for possession during his side's 2-0 defeat against Notts County. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO71067-201)

Tussle - Colchester United's Jabo Ibehre battles for possession during his side's 2-0 defeat against Notts County. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO71067-201)

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Colchester United were beaten 2-0 by Notts County at the Weston Homes Community Stadium tonight.

First-half goals from Neal Bishop and Alan Judge proved enough to give the Magpies victory.

The U's pushed hard to get back in the game in the second half and Ian Henderson's effort clipped the bar, while Magnus Okuonghae had a shot tipped over the bar by Notts County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

But they could not find a goal and suffered their first home defeat under boss Joe Dunne.

It was also the first time that Colchester had failed to score since Dunne took over at the end of September.

For a full match report and pictures from the U's defeat against Notts County, see Wednesday's Daily Gazette.

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10:08pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Mr Honest says...

The honeymoon is over Mr Dunne. After Saturdays shambles you had the chance to make lots of changes to remind the players that underperforming will not be tolerated yet just two changes were made and one was enforced due to injury. Wordsworth seems to get away with underperforming all the time and its time Pentney had a run in the team ahead of Cousins surely? Poor performance again tonight from the lads and a tough away game coming at Crewe.
The honeymoon is over Mr Dunne. After Saturdays shambles you had the chance to make lots of changes to remind the players that underperforming will not be tolerated yet just two changes were made and one was enforced due to injury. Wordsworth seems to get away with underperforming all the time and its time Pentney had a run in the team ahead of Cousins surely? Poor performance again tonight from the lads and a tough away game coming at Crewe. Mr Honest
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11:04pm Tue 6 Nov 12

United we stand says...

A shambles of a performance and so disappointing all round. Suspect when defending set-pieces, far too pedestrian when in possession, no cutting edge up-front.
Compounded by an inconsistent referee whilst the "crowning glory" of naming Henderson as MOTM was surely a joke - and one roundly scorned in my area of the WHCS.
I really wish I had stayed at home!
A shambles of a performance and so disappointing all round. Suspect when defending set-pieces, far too pedestrian when in possession, no cutting edge up-front. Compounded by an inconsistent referee whilst the "crowning glory" of naming Henderson as MOTM was surely a joke - and one roundly scorned in my area of the WHCS. I really wish I had stayed at home! United we stand
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