Dunne – U’s are not nearly safe yet

COLCH­ESTER ....2 LEY­TON O ..........1

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Jon Wal­dron

sell Slade was left to rue his side’s slow start to the game.

Slade said:“We dom­i­nated in the sec­ond pe­riod but when you’ve con­ceded two goals in the first pe­riod, you’re al­ways chas­ing the game and it’s not easy.

“The first 30 min­utes of the game proved crit­i­cal for us. If we’d stayed in the match and then per­formed as we did in the sec­ond half, then I think we would have won the game. “We did not have enough tempo in the open­ing half hour and we were short.

“That needed to change and to be fair it did and we showed the kind of in­ten­sity af­ter that that I was look­ing for.”

Massey headed in sub­sti­tute Bradley Garmston’s ac­cu­rate cross to put Colch­ester ahead af­ter 20 min­utes and Wright quickly added a sec­ond, af­ter Clin­ton Mor­ri­son had helped on Brian Wil­son’s low cross.

But Lis­bie broke the off­side trap to pull a goal back for the O’s, eight min­utes be­fore the break.

Jabo Ibehre spurned a great chance just be­fore the hour when he fired wide and Ori­ent looked like they might res­cue a point with 12 min­utes left when Shaun Batt was tripped by Garmston in the area. But keeper Walker bril­liantly saved Lis­bie’s penalty, to help Colch­ester seal an im­por­tant win.

OPENER: Colch­ester’s Gavin Massey


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