Colchester United were beaten 2-0 at Newport County, on Saturday afternoon.

After a goal-less first half, goals from Jamille Matt and substitute Cameron Pring after half-time sealed the U's fate, at Rodney Parade.

Frank Nouble had an effort cleared off the line and Courtney Senior saw a deflected strike come back off the bar in the second half but the U's were beaten.

Here's a selection of comments on social media after Colchester dropped to fourth in League Two, with the defeat.

Players

Not result we wanted. We push on and go again. Big thank you to the fans great support!

Brennan Dickenson

We got to be better all round and all game ...away support was fantastic long trip that we appreciate you 👏🏿dust ourselves down get players back go again still in a healthy position hurts now use that for Saturday simple

Well done Newport good to see old faces good people

Frank Nouble

Fans

Disappointing today. Matched them until they scored. Easy to blame the officials but the referee was so so poor. Hopefully we can pick up 3 points at home next week #colu

AbbieeeeW

It was away from home, we’re carrying injuries & they’re a strong side ... BUT remember it’s mid November & the #ColU are in the top play off place. Not bad at all from where I’m looking! Next up Exeter at the fortress. Bring it on!

Bryn Griffiths

Seems we’ve now hit our mid-season sticky patch with injuries, suspensions & dips in form of certain players, however the key thing is have we got the grit & determination to battle through it, pick up results & go again when we’re back to full strength. Fingers crossed

Gareth Barnes

Beyond disappointing. Squad never had the required depth and that's starting to show.

Still, there's quality in there. We need to pick up some good results between now and the end of the year, keep in touch with the automatic places and then do some good business

Andy Hunt

#ColU strongest squad we’ve had in years all of a sudden ripped apart by injuries, suspensions and to a lesser extent, international call ups too! Now prosser suspended next week?

Duncan Stonehouse

Very poor and disappointing. Now stuck in the traffic trying to get out of Newport #happydays #colu

Michael Welsh

What a day. The things we do for the love of the game. Over 9 hours to get back from Newport 😱 if it could happen it did on that journey. Oh well Carlisle away should be a breeze now

Si

Tough game to listen to that didn't really do much or create anything by sounds off it feel for our travelling fans having to watch it #ColU

Nathan Tansley

Tough match but can’t help but think that’s the trouble getting into the losing habit, even if it was 2 cup competitions we didn’t want to be in. #colu

Andy Hart