Come­back is Kee for de­lighted Cole­man

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

AC­CRING­TON Stan­ley boss John Cole­man led his side to vic­tory at Colch­ester United – but ad­mit­ted the game could have gone ei­ther way.

Stan­ley, fresh from their EFL Cup ex­ploits in mid­week where they pushed Pre­mier League side West Ham United all the way be­fore los­ing to a stop­page-time goal, claimed vic­tory thanks to sec­ond-half strikes by Ro­muald Boco and Billy Kee.

They had trailed for much of the game to Drey Wright’s su­perb sev­enth-minute goal, and Cole­man said: “Colch­ester scored a great goal and we had a few harsh words at half­time.

“We had to be more ad­ven­tur­ous and pass the ball bet­ter which we did, although we still didn’t hit the heights I know we can.

“But we im­proved in the sec­ond half and on the back of that im­prove­ment, we scored at the right time.

“But the game could have gone ei­ther way and there wasn’t much dif­fer­ence be­tween the two teams.

“Colch­ester are a good side and they pass the ball well and they com­pete well.

“On an­other day, Colch­ester could have won the game.”

Colch­ester head coach John McGreal ad­mit­ted his side need to take their op­por­tu­ni­ties when they come along, af­ter sur­ren­der­ing the lead to lose.

McGreal said: “We have to learn quickly. We’re nine games in and we were in a good po­si­tion at half-time, with­out be­ing able to cap­i­talise on it again.

“We tried to get them to get the balls into ar­eas where it could hurt them but I don’t think we did that.

“The word cap­i­talise again keeps com­ing up and it’s some­thing that we’ve spo­ken about and some­thing that we’ll im­prove on.

“It was a game where they got them­selves in the lead and they’ve killed the game one way or an­other by hook or by crook, and they’ve done it well.”

Colch­ester went ahead through Wright’s fine low ef­fort from 25 yards af­ter he had been fed by Tariqe Fosu.

And Wright and Richard Brind­ley both went close for the hosts as the U’s went in at half-time ahead.

But Boco ran from in­side his own half and scored with a de­flected shot to equalise just be­fore the hour.

And Kee tapped home from three yards from skip­per Scotty Brown’s pass ten min­utes later to score Stan­ley’s win­ner.

Ac­cring­ton skip­per Brown was sent off in stop­page time for a sec­ond yel­low card but the vis­i­tors held on.

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