Brown frustrated as U’s slip

Colchester United 1-2 Bradford City – Reaction

Wayne Brown was left frustrated as Colchester United’s woeful Sky Bet League Two campaign took another desperate turn for the worse.

Bradford City inflicted a sixth home defeat of the season on the North Essex outfit, leaving them hovering just four points above the dropzone with eight matches remaining.

Kian Scales thumped the Bantams ahead. However, Colchester appeared to be in the ascendancy after Frank Nouble levelled three minutes before the interval.

But the home side was undone shortly before the hour. Andy Cook heading home at the far post – Colchester’s winless run extended to seven as a result.

“It was a disappointing defeat,” Brown bemoaned.

“In the first half, I thought we dug in and got ourselves in a really good position in front of goal but didn’t really take our opportunities.
“Our goal came from a set play and a good delivery into the box and Frank has got his head on it.

“Then you think ‘go on then’ and even in the changing room at half-time, there was only really one team who you thought were going to go on and win the game off the strength of how we did in the first half.

“But you are going to get disappointments in the game and we did get a bit of a rabbit punch, in the second half against the run of play and it goes a little bit flat.

“It happened against Tranmere too after they scored their first goal and then, we went again.

“We just have to find the right recipe because we have enough quality – that’s evident, otherwise we wouldn’t be having twenty-five final third entries in the second half alone.”

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Brian Jeeves

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