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Patience pays for U's, says Dunne

18 November 2012

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne felt his side fully deserved their 2-0 win over Bury.

Two goals in four second-half minutes from Anthony Wordsworth and Freddie Sears gave the U's victory and ended their run of three straight defeats.

Dunne said: "I thought it was well-deserved and we were the better team. We knew it was important coming off the back of those three games that we spoke about quite publicly.

"I put my trust in my team selection and they came through. We trained really well in the lead-up to the match and I thought that we deserved to win.

"Bury pushed forward in the second half to give us a bit of space to work in. I thought that we were patient in the first half and dominated the ball."

Bury boss Kevin Blackwell bemoaned his side's defensive lapses, after two quick goals proved their downfall.

Blackwell said: "Fair play to Colchester - they dug in when they needed to and they got the clean sheet as well. Their keeper made two good saves and came and got some crucial crosses.

"We came out after half-time as the dominant side, but we gave them their first goal after we had possession of the ball.

"There's no need to do what he's done and we gave away a stupid goal and that gave them a lift, which was all that they needed."

Colchester took a 57th-minute lead through skipper Wordsworth, who headed in from close range from Jabo Ibehre's floated cross. And the U's doubled their lead soon after through Sears, who fired in from 12 yards after fine approach play by Henderson and Ibehre.

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