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Attacking intent delights Dunne

24 October 2012

Colchester boss Joe Dunne was pleased to see his attacking policy reap rewards once again against Leyton Orient.

Goals by Anthony Wordsworth and Ian Henderson either side of half-time gave the Us a 2-0 win at Brisbane Road. Dunne celebrated his fifth win in six matches since taking over as manager and praised his players for their performance.

"I said when I took over the only way we were going to play was to attack and attack, and that's what we did," said Dunne.

"There was a period in the first-half when the game was end-to-end and a good game to watch but then we generally started to get control of the ball. We scored a very good goal working the ball from the back and we've had shots on target.

"They've had a couple of chances but you expect that from a team that is at home. But when we got the second goal I felt that we controlled the game and then showed the other sides of the game that needs professionalism.

"We got control of the ball in terms of tempo in midfield and got control of their final third and I thought we deservedly went ahead. We came out for the second half, started really well again, got the second goal and killed the game off."

Orient did have the ball in the net after 75 minutes only to see Scott Wagstaff's strike ruled out by an offside flag. Os boss Russell Slade, who has seen his side score just once in their last five league games, bemoaned that decision.

"I thought that we created the best three chances of the evening - Ryan Brunt in the first period, the Wagstaff opportunity that was taken away from us because of offside even though it was a goal, and then Dave Mooney should have buried the header towards the end.

"We were up against a strong Colchester side who played well but the chances were there for us. We allowed them to break through the middle of the park for their first goal but you can't take away the fact that it was a really, really good finish and sometimes you have to put your hands up.

"They did well in midfield in terms of possession and what they did with it and, obviously, they've done a little bit better than we have because they've scored two goals. We've had a goal chalked off and that makes life difficult."

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