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Colchester United 0-2 Newport County – Reaction

It was an uncomfortable watch for Wayne Brown. His Colchester United side was second-best all over the pitch as visitors, Newport County took the Sky Bet League Two points thanks to goals in each half from Joss Labadie and Padraig Amond.

The defeat was particularly disappointing after Colchester had appeared to have turned a corner during the week. However, a swift reminder of just why they are now embroiled in a relegation battle was met with a measured response from the interim chief.

“If I’m honest, I didn’t think that there was a great deal in the game in the first half,” the former defender explained.

“Our approach and the way that we went and high pressed them was successful without really getting any end product and I didn’t think they got through us too many times.

“If I’m ultra-critical, we could have stopped a couple more crosses in the first half that got through but I didn’t really think they hurt us.

“We switched off with the two midfield runners and that has cost us.
Brown added: “But you’re going to go behind in football matches and it’s the reaction after that, that was disappointing.

“You have to give Newport credit; we highlighted that kind of quality before the game as one of their strengths.

“It was disappointing to go behind but it’s about how you react when you do go behind.”

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Brian Jeeves

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