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Ibehre double helps Dunne get off to a winning start as U's manager
Joe Dunne made a winning start to his reign as Colchester United manager following a convincing 3-1 win over Hartlepool United this afternoon.
Two goals from Jabo Ibehre, one of three players handed debuts by Dunne, helped the U's on their way to their first victory of the season.
Colchester made the worst possible start when they fell behind in the fifth minute to Craig Lynch's well-taken goal.
Steve Howard went close for the visitors after that but the U's stuck to the task and were rewarded with two goals in the space of four minutes, before half-time.
Gavin Massey's well-taken goal from Sanchez Watt's fine pass got them back on level terms.
And then Ibehre capitalised on Peter Hartley's error to put the U's ahead, soon after.
Colchester started the second half well and Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders made saves from both Ibehre and Marcus Bean.
But the U's extended their lead just after the hour when Ibehre scored his second of the game, after controlling and then converting Michael Rose's fine cross.
And Colchester comfortably saw the game out well to secure their first three-point haul of the campaign.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's game with Hartlepool, see Monday's Gazette.