FOREST Green Rovers manager Rob Edwards admitted Colchester United made life difficult for their side despite their 2-0 win at the Fully Charged New Lawn.

The League Two leaders took the lead in the 15th minute through their captain Jamille Matt.

But they had to wait until the second minute of stoppage-time to seal their victory, with Josh March putting the seal on their win.

Colchester forced Forest Green goalkeeper Luke McGee to make several good saves during the course of the match while

Edwards told the Forest Green Rovers website: "It was a hard-fought game.

"I think there's a bit of an expectancy because of where we are at the moment that we can just turn up and win.

"But that's not us - the staff and the players - but that's probably just what people expect.

"No-one is ever going to make it easy and you have to earn everything you get, in football.

"They certainly made it difficult for us.

"They get in back behind the ball and we knew it would be hard to break them down.

"But I thought that we sped the game up well at times and created some good chances, especially in the second half.

"We got lots of balls into the box and looked a real threat.

"They were going to look to try and counter us at times and set-pieces was going to be their main threat and we dealt with them in the main very, very well.

"I could breathe a lot easier, once we got that second goal late on."