U's enjoy vital win over Yeovil

Gazette: Pleased - Joe Dunne was delighted with his side's response after seeing them beat Yeovil Town 2-0. Pleased - Joe Dunne was delighted with his side's response after seeing them beat Yeovil Town 2-0.

Colchester United secured a vital 2-0 win over in-form Yeovil Town, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Goals from Billy Clifford and Freddie Sears helped the U's get back to winning ways against a Glovers side who had gone nine matches without losing, in League One.

Colchester were well worth their victory, which leaves them a point adrift of safety in League One.

The only downside to the evening was the disappointing crowd of 2,367, the lowest crowd of the season at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's win over Yeovil, see Wednesday's Gazette.

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9:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

down the line says...

Much better from the boys. Was nice to see some effort this time. Can't believe the shocking attendence tonight, the people that stayed away should be ashamed of themselves.
Much better from the boys. Was nice to see some effort this time. Can't believe the shocking attendence tonight, the people that stayed away should be ashamed of themselves. down the line
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9:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bampotonian says...

I can believe the attendance I'm afraid - it's never good midweek; add the cold factor and the windchill from Saturday's result... let's hope it's just a blip. A shame that all the teams around us won tonight too, as it keeps us in the drop zone. It's going to be a real dogfight to get out, but I'm believing we can do it. Up the U's!
I can believe the attendance I'm afraid - it's never good midweek; add the cold factor and the windchill from Saturday's result... let's hope it's just a blip. A shame that all the teams around us won tonight too, as it keeps us in the drop zone. It's going to be a real dogfight to get out, but I'm believing we can do it. Up the U's! Bampotonian
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10:22pm Tue 26 Feb 13

super waluigi says...

This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum.
I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight.
Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight.
This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum. I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight. Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight. super waluigi
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11:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

super waluigi wrote:
This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum.
I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight.
Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight.
Well said Super.
I'm sure there won't be many postings on here because of the positive result. No reason for people to moan as usual or be negative.

Up the U's
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum. I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight. Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight.[/p][/quote]Well said Super. I'm sure there won't be many postings on here because of the positive result. No reason for people to moan as usual or be negative. Up the U's We're not singing anymore!!!
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8:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

wellnow says...

A night for the bookies for sure.
A night for the bookies for sure. wellnow
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9:38am Wed 27 Feb 13

Swifty Morgan says...

Good to see the U's come out of the traps and get in the faces of the opposition from the word go for a change rather than sit back and let the visitors take the initiative. Good to see Eastman back in the side and he had a great game last night and should be selected ahead of Thompson. On a slightly negative note, cannot understand the obsession with playing Gavin Massey - a passenger for most of last nights game as he was on Saturday and comes from the Ginola school of tracking back and defending.
Good to see the U's come out of the traps and get in the faces of the opposition from the word go for a change rather than sit back and let the visitors take the initiative. Good to see Eastman back in the side and he had a great game last night and should be selected ahead of Thompson. On a slightly negative note, cannot understand the obsession with playing Gavin Massey - a passenger for most of last nights game as he was on Saturday and comes from the Ginola school of tracking back and defending. Swifty Morgan
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3:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

This was an excellent performance given the drubbing we suffered at the weekend. However, the occasional good performance will not be enough to get us out of the mess we're in. Everybody else around us picked up points and we have to play consistently to have any sort of chance of avoiding the drop. The games at Oldham, Hartlepool and Bury have to be won in my opinion and after last nights results that's going to be a very tall order.

I was told last night that Chelsea's reserve team manager was at the game which may have accounted for something. However, Clifford and Garmston had excellent games and Eastman helped to shore up the back. Walker in goal also had one of his best games, and across the board, no one let the side down. Hope Garmstons hamstring injury is only slight.
This was an excellent performance given the drubbing we suffered at the weekend. However, the occasional good performance will not be enough to get us out of the mess we're in. Everybody else around us picked up points and we have to play consistently to have any sort of chance of avoiding the drop. The games at Oldham, Hartlepool and Bury have to be won in my opinion and after last nights results that's going to be a very tall order. I was told last night that Chelsea's reserve team manager was at the game which may have accounted for something. However, Clifford and Garmston had excellent games and Eastman helped to shore up the back. Walker in goal also had one of his best games, and across the board, no one let the side down. Hope Garmstons hamstring injury is only slight. BlueandWhiteBaz
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5:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Boris says...

2,367 must be a record low attendance since we moved to the Breezeblock Palace. But, on another cold night, that was all the team deserved, following the nightmare performance on Saturday.
But how magnificently they responded! If only they could play like that all the time, we would by now be looking forward to the play-offs, instead of struggling to avoid relegation.
And of course the fair-weather fans would soon come back.
The question is, which Col U will turn up at the next few games? Let's hope it's the team from last night.
2,367 must be a record low attendance since we moved to the Breezeblock Palace. But, on another cold night, that was all the team deserved, following the nightmare performance on Saturday. But how magnificently they responded! If only they could play like that all the time, we would by now be looking forward to the play-offs, instead of struggling to avoid relegation. And of course the fair-weather fans would soon come back. The question is, which Col U will turn up at the next few games? Let's hope it's the team from last night. Boris
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5:11pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Boris says...

When I said record low attendance, I meant to say "for a League match". Sorry. Anyway, this gives me the opportunity to answer We're Not Singing and boost the number of comments following a win.
When I said record low attendance, I meant to say "for a League match". Sorry. Anyway, this gives me the opportunity to answer We're Not Singing and boost the number of comments following a win. Boris
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5:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Boris says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
super waluigi wrote:
This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum.
I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight.
Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight.
Well said Super.
I'm sure there won't be many postings on here because of the positive result. No reason for people to moan as usual or be negative.

Up the U's
Yes, agree with most of that. Pity that John White wasn't available, he would have done a good job too, but all credit to last night's defence for keeping Paddy Madden quiet, and to Sam Walker for some good saves to keep a clean sheet. And of course to Billy Clifford for that magnificent goal at a critical moment, and to Freddie Sears for the second one.
If Col U stay up this season, which suddenly looks rather more likely now, we can be pleased and proud that we were there, among the 2,300 who saw this game.
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: This win shows that joe dunne and the players have the belief in themselves to stay up. It also highlights and embarrasses some of the joker posters on this forum. I have read some jokers saying that the loanees are too young and don't care!!!! What a load of rubbish! Gamston done things on that wing tonight that white has not done in 5 years, and I think Clifford come up to standard tonight. Well done to all of the lads for a good win, and well done to all of the fans who turned out tonight.[/p][/quote]Well said Super. I'm sure there won't be many postings on here because of the positive result. No reason for people to moan as usual or be negative. Up the U's[/p][/quote]Yes, agree with most of that. Pity that John White wasn't available, he would have done a good job too, but all credit to last night's defence for keeping Paddy Madden quiet, and to Sam Walker for some good saves to keep a clean sheet. And of course to Billy Clifford for that magnificent goal at a critical moment, and to Freddie Sears for the second one. If Col U stay up this season, which suddenly looks rather more likely now, we can be pleased and proud that we were there, among the 2,300 who saw this game. Boris
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