Five-star Brew­ers, but Jimmy not joy­ous

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

JIMMY Floyd Has­sel­baink ad­mit­ted Bur­ton Al­bion’s big vic­tory over strug­gling Colch­ester United was slightly flat­ter­ing, af­ter his side went goal crazy at the Pirelli Sta­dium.

The Brew­ers trailed af­ter less than four min­utes, only to hit back strongly to reg­is­ter their big­gest league win of the sea­son.

Five dif­fer­ent Brew­ers got on the score­sheet but their boss felt their visi­tors were hard done by.

Has­sel­baink said: “I don’t think that it was a 5-1 game. I thought that we were very sloppy to start with in the first 20 min­utes and we did things that we nor­mally don’t do.

“We weren’t pro­fes­sional and that’s why we were los­ing 1-0.

“In a way, we were lucky it was so early in the game, so that we could get that sorted and get it right and luck­ily, we did.

“I don’t think that we de­served the five goals but we made the chances and we put them away and we need to be that clin­i­cal in our next games.”

Colch­ester took a fourth-minute lead through Cal­lum Har­riott, who fired in a fine low shot from the edge of the area af­ter Gavin Massey’s cross had only been par­tially cleared.

But Bur­ton equalised af­ter 25 min­utes when Nasser El Khay­ati steered a low shot past the wall and in­side Jamie Jones’ left-hand post. And the Brew­ers went ahead

11 min­utes be­fore the break when Mark Duffy’s shot looped in off Joe Ed­wards from just in­side the area, fol­low­ing Stu­art Beavon’s as­sist.

Bur­ton made it 3-1 six min­utes af­ter half-time when Tom Nay­lor’s ef­fort flew in off a post, af­ter Duffy had run at the U’s de­fence.

Har­riott hit a post just af­ter the hour mark but the Brew­ers added a fourth when sub­sti­tute Lu­cas Akins’ first-time vol­ley flew past Jones, fol­low­ing Damien McCrory’s cross.

And sub­sti­tute Timmy Thiele wrapped up Bur­ton’s win with nine min­utes re­main­ing, con­vert­ing Tom Nay­lor’s pass from close range.

The U’s in­terim man­ager Richard Hall said: “We tried to cause them prob­lems and I thought it really worked for the first 20 min­utes or so, but then the two goals went in and you think the next goal really mat­ters.

“We con­ceded from an­other weak shot and af­ter we had a couple of de­cent ef­forts and hit the in­side of the post – it just seems that some­thing has got to click and go right for us.

“You make your own luck though and we’ve also got to cut out the naivety at the other end.

“It’s about hard work and you get your re­wards from that – we have to start putting th­ese things right.”


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