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Dunne hails U's second-half display
Joe Dunne hailed his Colchester United side's second-half display after they battled back to earn a 1-1 draw with Carlisle United.
Freddie Sears' second goal in as many games with 19 minutes to go secured the U's a point and maintained their unbeaten league record this season, after Matty Robson had shocked the hosts with a fourth-minute opener for the visitors.
Colchester dominated the second half and almost grabbed all three points late on when substitute Alex Gilbey's close-range header was brilliantly saved by Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie, as the spoils were shared.
U's boss Dunne said: “We scored a good goal and we did everything we could do to win the match.
“In the second half, we were absolutely outstanding.
“We were a bit sloppy at times in the first half with some square passes but what really pleased me was the patience of the players.
“Carlisle started well but I was really disappointed with the way that we started the game.
“But I haven’t got a bad word to say about my players.
“We said at half-time that if we kept passing then we would get opportunities.
“The players are disappointed that they were unable to win the game and we’re due a big result with the chances we create.”
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game with Carlisle, see Monday's Gazette.
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